This ride will take you through several deserted mining towns on the way to Burke. The road is fairly smooth with long sweeping curves and lightly traveled. There is a 1000 ft elevation gain in this 7 mile ride. The climb is steady, but not difficult. At one time the Union Pacific and Northern Pacific ran standard gauge rails up this canyon beside a narrow gauge railroad. This
route was included in January/February 2013 AAA Washington Journey Magazine as one of
five “Northwest Alternatives to the Interstate”.