The Sauk River is considered one of the best-kept secrets of the Cascades. The scenery is untamed alpine wilderness, and the National Wild & Scenic Rivers Act protects this river. The Sauk tumbles out of the beautiful Glacier Peak Wilderness area and is the largest tributary of the Skagit River. Its waters are fed by snowpack and glacial melt, creating a gorgeous aquamarine hue to the river.
Rafters will be treated to nearly continuous Class III and IV rapids, cascading through huge boulders. Your guides will explain the fascinating history of the area, which includes phases of both mining and timber extraction. Like many old western towns, Monte Cristo was once home to thousands of miners trying to make their fortunes. The Sauk is close driving distance to Seattle, making this a great weekend excursion for those living close by or visiting the area.