McClure Pass

Another backcountry option is McClure Pass. The altitude guarantees good snow conditions, and the route, which climbs through a peaceful forest up to a ridge, has a quiet beauty all its own. This route follows Ragged Mountain Road from the top of McClure Pass on Highway 133 for five miles to the end of the road. The last section may involve breaking track in deep snow, so be prepared with gaiters and skis or backcountry snowshoes.