The mountain course begins at Rainy Pass on the North Cascades Scenic Highway, elevation 4,870 feet. The route follows the Pacific Crest Trail north on a steady, gradual 5 mile climb to Cutthroat Pass, elevation 6,835 feet. Runners then descend 4 miles to Cutthroat Lake (many switchbacks on a 5-10% grade). The course continues gradually downhill for 2 more miles to the Cutthroat Creek Trailhead, elevation 4,480 feet. Total course length is 10.6 miles.
Sun Mountain Lodge has been monitoring the evolving response and guidance from local and national officials regarding the coronavirus. We have made the difficult decision to close the Lodge through May 1st. Our guests’ and employees’ health and well-being are our highest priority and feel that this is the right decision.
Please contact our reservations department between 10am-6pm at (800)572-0493 and we can assist you with your choice of rescheduling your visit or providing you a full refund.
Thank you for your support and understanding. We look forward to seeing you at Sun Mountain Lodge very soon.