The beautiful, scenic highway just south of the Sumas/Abbotsford, B.C. border, and north of Bellingham –Route 542, takes you to one of Washington State’s most stunning places: the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
Mount Baker Highway is 30 miles long and is such a spectacular motorcycle ride, from fast sweepers to super-duper sharp 10 mph hairpin corners.
Starting off in a dense forest and ending up in the snow covered top called Artist Point. At an elevation of 5,140 feet, you get views of both Mount Baker and Mount Shuksan, which is immediately to the east of Mount Baker where you can see beautiful glaciers!
Soooooo cool (literally!) to be making snow angels at the end of September after rippin’ it up the highway in my full leather motorcycle gear.
The panoramic views of both Shuksan and Baker are absolutely stunning and the crisp mountain air is incredibly refreshing.
A must see for everyone! 🙂
P.S. – Apparently there are several hiking trails that lead off the Artist Ridge parking area, but my friend and I didn’t check them out because we had all our gear with us.
Here’s some videos and pics…