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Things to do in Gold Bar

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Grocery Store
“Full grocery located 10 minutes west of Index and right off of Highway 2. Pick up anything you might need - including food to-go, frozen treats, kids items, and beer & wine.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“There aren't many choices for this one, but if you plan ahead you can grab a pie on your way up or have them deliver you one while you have a few drinks at the Mt. Index Brewery. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Nailing the Class V Boulder Drop Rapid on the Skykomish River whitewater rafting trip. Whitewater Rafting Trips Skykomish Whitewater • Season: April - Early August • Ages: 16+ / 12+ during lower water • Meeting location: 221 Croft Ave. Gold Bar, WA 98251 • Meeting times: Mon - Fri 10am; Sat & Sun 9am & 2pm • Class/Difficulty: Class III-V / Intermediate - Advanced • Duration/Length: 4 hours / 9 miles • Gear provided? Yes • Meal provided? Optional meal after the trip Alpine Adventures whitewater rafting trips launch into the calm turquoise pools on the South Fork of the Skykomish River just above the the misty horizon line of the first rapid, Cable Drop. A few miles downstream lies the famous Boulder Drop rapid. Standing on the river bank next to Boulder Drop causes hearts to pound just looking at the thundering Class IV-V section of whitewater. When the river is at 7,000 cubic feet per second (CFS) or above, Boulder Drop becomes Class V and you need a great team with one of our expert Skykomish raft guides to lead you between massive house size rocks. We always stop and scout this rapid, as some guests may choose to walk around and be picked up downstream, especially at big water! Check out our Skykomish River rafting photos on Facebook. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Worth the 6 mile drive east for Mexican food here. Everything is made from scratch, drinks are generous, place is clean. Ask server for what they would eat for good recommendations.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Diner
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“The staff is extremely nice and the food isn't bad either. Typical diner food. It serves its purpose. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Diner
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“Nice little place right on HWY 2 for a good breakfast or other meals. Check their specials!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Store
“They sell prospecting equipment which is pretty neat. Take your supplies and test your skills in the Wallace River and see if you can hit the pay dirt!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Neighborhood with good food (go for the steak). Kid friendly. Karaoke many nights.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Establishment
“Antiques galore with great prices. Most of the items in this very large shop are from local estates. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Clothes Shop
“Best place to get snow gear and ski and board rentals before you get to the mountain. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Route
““Local friendly owners. I highly recommend saving room for their large selection of fresh home made deserts. By the way they always have the pass reports posted if your stopping in for breakfast before a big day. ””
  • 1 local recommends
Locality
“Has a full supply of most things and the closest to the cabin. I stop on my way up to the cabin.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Gas Station
“Mann is the name now! This is the closest gas station to the Chalet; it is 8 miles, West of the Index Distillery.”
  • 2 locals recommend