The Upper Echo Trailhead is 11.1 miles from the town of Chelan. Follow the Manson Highway (SR-150) 2 miles to Boyd Road and turn right. Follow Boyd Road to Cooper Gulch Road, following signs to the end of the pavement at the Echo Valley Ski Area/Chelan Rentals Resorts complex. From this point, a Forest Service road winds steeply uphill (right) for about two miles where you can access the Switchback Alley (for snowshoeing), Zoom (groomed for skiing and snowshoeing) and the Shoe Trailheads (for snowshoeing) and finally the main parking areas at Lower and Upper Echo Trailheads.
Day ski passes are $10 per person and can be purchased at the self service fee areas located at the trailheads with cash or check. Kids 17 and under ski free!
All trails are posted for the allowable use.
Skis can be rented locally at the following locations:
- Chelan Rentals Resort (located at the end of the pavement on Cooper Gulch Road) 509-687-8467
- Lake Chelan Sports (located in downtown Chelan) 509-682-2629
- Lakeland Ski Rental (located at Echo Valley Resort) 509-687-3204