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3.67 out of 5 Rider Rating 3.67
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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Jul 31, 2007

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PileDriver
67 McR Points
September 21, 2018
No offence to the originator; this is a…
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Big_Mike
457 McR Points
July 27, 2020
As mentioned, I also rode the paved section from…
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Written Directions

No written directions provided. Refer to the map above.

Scenery

Beautiful forest scenery. watch for deer at dusk. Nice camping spots. Awesome waterfalls. Great ride.

Drive Enjoyment

good road for about 20 miles but turns to gravel after that. we always either camp their or ride in and ride out. Also several drive ways that "drag" gravel out into the road so have to watch for that. This is a windy twisted road. enjoyment for cruisers, touring bikes and great for sport/touring bikes.

Tourism Opportunities

No gas stations or restaurants but their is camping. you are only 15-20 or so miles from wenatchee at the entrance of entiat river road.

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PileDriver
September 21, 2018
67 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
No offence to the originator; this is a challenging ride to rate due to confusion. There are no written directions and the map route doesn't match the description. The map shows a route from Grand Coulee all the way to a forest road starting in Entiat. Not counting the forest road, Grand Coulee to Entiat is roughly 100 miles. The description only claims a 20 mile route. That's a pretty big discrepancy.

My review will focus on the paved sections (the majority of the map route). Generally, this route follow the mighty Columbia River with a brief peel off to the vacation destination of Chelan. The road conditions along the highways are generally good. There are sweeping views of the river and the riverside towns sprinkled along the banks. The backdrop is full of rocky hills which are sparsely populated with hardy-looking shrubs and trees. This is not the lush, green landscape Washington is often known for, but it is still beautiful with its iconic rough-and-tumble appearance of the untamed American West.

The man-made marvel of Grand Coulee Dam should be thoroughly explored. The Visitor Center is free and a laser show is displayed most nights using the dam as the screen. Plenty of restaurants and motels are located around the dam. Be sure to take the short drive up to Crown Point - a lookout just northwest of the dam. This provides a spectacular view of the entire valley and good opportunity to get a pic of the bike and dam together.

Chelan and Lake Chelan are the destination of many summer vacationers. Activities and lodging abound in this area as well as beautiful views of the water.
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Big_Mike
July 27, 2020
457 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
As mentioned, I also rode the paved section from Grand Coulee to Entiat (and eventually on down to Wenatchee. Good riding. Hot in the Summer.
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Sweeperseeker
September 2, 2020
5 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
Good review by PileDriver. Here's more on SR19/Entiat River Road. I rode up past Ardenvoir mid-June this year. Nice ride. Ardenvoir is 10 miles from Entiat and is home to Cooper's General Store and Cafe (and gas station), which appeared to be closed due to COVID. But the paved road goes way past Ardenvoir. I rode to the excellent Silver Falls Campground which is 20 miles past Ardenvoir and only stopped because of patches of snow still on the road. It's a beautiful ride along a river the entire way and the road is in good condition. About 15 miles past Ardenvoir there are some nice spots to pull off and have a picnic on the river's edge.
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