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Whether you want to spend the night, the weekend, or the week, Central Washington Color has created suggestions to help you get the most out of your trip to Central Washington. Each suggested itinerary is customized to your Central Washington Color, explore Central Washington with your personality in mind!


By providing you with three different suggestions for mornings, afternoons, and evenings, you can customize your trip even more! Choose your favorite suggestions for unforgettable family-fun memories!


Spend the Night
Lodging
The Last Resort
14254 Salmon La Sac Rd., Ronald

Enjoy a peaceful vacation getaway surrounded by uninhabited nature and wildlife at The Last Resort. Unplug and spend meaningful family time together experiencing the great outdoors. The resort also offers snowmobile rentals, gear, and guided tours for a fun family outing!

More Possibilities:
Also see what's available at the Cle Elum Travelers (1001 E 1st St., Cle Elum) or Holiday Inn Express (1620 Canyon Road, Ellensburg).

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Day One: Afternoon

The Red Pickle House
Locations vary, but they can be found regularly near Whipsaw Brewing at:
704 N. Wenas St., Ellensburg

This food truck serves up classic grub with a Guatamalan flair. Try the bratwurst, fried chicken sandwiches or Gaucho burger with chimichurri. The kiddos will love the real "red pickles," which are dyed with Kool-Aid and make for a fun photo in front of the bright red truck!

More Possibilities:
Explore and learn at the Ellensburg Rodeo Hall of Fame (416 N. Pearl St., Ellensburg) or at the Wild Horse Wind Farm (25925 Vantage Highway, Ellensburg).


Day One: Evening

Smokey's Bar-B-Que
801 Milwaukee Ave., South Cle Elum

Located in the old historic Milwaukee Railroad train depot station in South Cle Elum, Smokey's provides for a fun, unique experience for the whole family! This award-winning BBQ joint is dishing up mouthwatering meals, served with love. We hear the ribs are exceptional!

More Possibilities:
Grab a slice at Cornerstone Pie (307 E. 5th Ave., Ellensburg) or enjoy a savory crepe and a glass of wine at Grapes and Crepes (115 E. 4th Ave., Ellensburg).


Day Two: Morning

ABC Donuts
304 N. Pine St., Ellensburg

Treat yourself and your family to a delectable donut and a hot cup of coffee! Whether you're a maple, jelly-filled or sprinkles kind of person, ABC Donuts has it all. The fresh donuts are sure to put a smile on your face and brighten up your morning!

More Possibilities:
After a sweet breakfast, try out rock hounding at Rock and Tomahawk Ranch (2590 Upper Green Canyon Rd., Ellensburg). Or, explore on snowshoes or cross-country skis! Popular places include Snoqualmie Pass, the Hyak area, and Blewett Pass along Highway 97.


Day Two: Afternoon

Lion's Rock
Head north on Reecer Creek Road, go past its end on gravel where it changes into Forest Service Road 35.

Lion's Rock is a great place to explore via car or on foot. Featuring 360-degree views at an elevation of 6,300 feet, this lookout offers breathtaking, scenic views of the Central Cascades and the Kittitas Valley. Upon arrival at the top, you are greeted with stunning views of the snow-capped mountain range and forest that stretches for miles.

More Possibilities:
Ice skating at Suncadia (3600 Suncadia Trail, Cle Elum) or a stroll through Reed Park (1200 E. 6th, Ellensburg) also offer an afternoon of family fun!


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