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12/8/18 - Early season conditions. Trail surface is frozen dirt, compact snow and snow depending on the location and elevation.


big valley

Early season conditions. Trail surface is frozen dirt and compact snow. A wide trail shared with skiers, snowshoers and dogs. Flat inner and outer loops figure eight around. No trail pass required.

 Early season conditions

Early season conditions


Gunn Ranch

Early season conditions. Trail surface is frozen dirt, compact snow and snow. A wide trail shared with skiers and canine friends. 8-mile round trip out and back to Grizzly Hut in the Rendezvous. Steadily climbs from trailhead all the way to hut with great views of the valley. Add the new Lynn's trail for an additional 2 mile singletrack loop. Often in the sun when the valley is fogged in. Methow Trails Fatbike pass required.

 Early season conditions

Early season conditions


John's Way

A fun, flat-to-rolling loop from the Mazama Corral trailhead to Timberline Meadows on a 30-inch wide groomed trail for fat bikes and snowshoes. Methow Trails Fatbike pass required.

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Lloyd Ranch

Adjacent to Pearrygin State Park, this area features numerous 30-inch groomed trails over rolling hills and some sustained climbs. Great views of the mountains. These trails are groomed by the Methow Fatbike crew. No trail pass required. Parking permit required.

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Winthrop Fatbike Snowshoe

A 30-inch wide groomed trail for fat bikes and snowshoes. Leaves from the Winthrop Fish Hatchery parking lot or Town Trail Head. This trail can be easy to moderate depending on far out you go. The Bitterbrush loop is slightly easier than the Barnsley Loop. Methow Trails Fatbike pass required.

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Pearrygin State Park

Early season conditions. Trail surface is a combination of frozen dirt and compact snow. Good for fatbiking or snowshoeing. The 30-inch wide groomed trails in the Park range from flat near the lake to rolling hills and some sustained climbs. These trails are groomed by the Methow Fatbike crew. No trail pass required. Sno-Park permit required to park.

 Early season conditions

Early season conditions


Bear Creek Golf Course

Early season conditions. The Methow's newest groomed fatbike trails. Ideal for the beginner and intermediate rider.

 Early season conditions

Early season conditions

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"big views"

There's nothing better on sunny winter days in the Methow than taking my fatbike to Lloyd Ranch and riding along, looking out at one of the most beautiful views in the valley with Pearrygin Lake in the foreground with snowy mountains behind.