The red buses are “heritage style” tour buses that feature ceiling windows for optimal viewing of the spectacular North Cascades Scenery. They provide two special services for guests of the Lodge and visitors to Stehekin: the Rainbow Falls Tour and the Stehekin Valley Shuttle.
Rainbow Falls Tours:
During peak season, the Red Bus will take you on a spectacularly beautiful 50-minute tour to the breathtaking 312-foot Rainbow Falls.
Bus tours leave from Stehekin Landing twice daily and are narrated by a park ranger of the lower Stehekin Valley. Tour departures coincide with the arrival of Lady of the Lake passenger ferries.
11am – 11:50am – upon arrival of the Lady Express
12:30pm – 1:20pm – upon arrival of the Lady of the Lake II
Children (6-12) $5.00
Children under 6 – Free
Special tours may be arranged with a minimum of six riders in April and October/November by calling 509-699-2056.
Stehekin Valley Shuttle
The Stehekin Valley Shuttle is operated by the North Cascades Lodge at Stehekin and provides transportation service in and around Stehekin. Buses leave from the Stehekin Landing at the Lodge and travel up the valley to and from High Bridge with several scheduled stops along the way. This two-hour trip is a great way to take in the entire valley.
Children under 12 $5.00
Garden & Bakery Special $4.00 (between the Lodge and Bakery)
All fares are one-way regardless of pickup or drop-off point.
More Shuttle Service Info
Shuttle buses leave Stehekin Landing on scheduled runs four times a day and travel to High Bridge, located 11 miles from the Landing. The buses make various stops along the route, both up and down valley, providing guests and visitors access to trailheads and various visitor attractions scattered throughout the lower Stehekin Valley. High Bridge serves as the primary trailhead for a variety of hiking trails, including the Pacific Crest Trail, and provides people with ample opportunity for day hiking and backpacking excursions. See Schedule.
Although the road continues beyond High Bridge for about 2 more miles, High Bridge serves as the official turnaround spot for these larger vehicles.