Although winter in Washington is far from the worst in the nation, it isn’t entirely mild or predictable, either. The North Cascades Highway, Chinook Pass, and plenty of other roads close down for the season, and Snoqualmie Pass can single-handedly ruin your holiday plans with its volatile weather. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to stay home until spring! Absolutely not – depending on what part of the state you live in, you can still hit the road safely this season. Here are a few weekend trips you can take at any time, no matter what time of year it might be. Feel free to adjust your starting points as you see fit! Which winter drives in Washington would you say are your favorites? Let us know.

Washington is gorgeous in any season, but there’s something special about seeing its landscapes dusted with snow. What are your favorite things about Washington in the winter? Do you know of any amazing winter drives in Washington that we left out? Let us know in the comments (and we love photos, too).

For more amazing things to do in Washington during the winter, you might want to check out some of the most amazing places to explore in WA when it’s cold.

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Winter Drives

  1. What are some truly amazing scenic seasonal drives in Washington?  

There are many amazing scenic winter drives in Washington – they're amazing all year long, but they become something of a wonderland when covered in snow. Among our favorites are:  

2. Which winter drives in Washington should I add to my bucket list?  

Some awesome winter drives in Washington you ought to add to your bucket list ASAP include gems like:  


3. What are some of the best scenic drives in WA?  

Winter is obviously not the only time for a good scenic drive in WA – there are plenty of other amazing drives in Washington worth doing, like:  

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