Chewuch, Washington, US
3. Five Mile Bridge to Winthrop (The Lower)
||II+(IV) (for normal flows)
Chewuch in Winthrop
Chewuch in WinthropPhoto by Thomas O'Keefe taken 05/26/13 @ 1850 cfs
The largest two rapids are in the last mile of this run: The Fulton Diversion Dam (you can walk
to it on town trails) and the Trapid (which can be seen from Highway 20 bridge over the
Chewuch) mind the screw trap.
Logistics: On the east side of the town of Winthrop and just downstream of the confluence where
the Chewuch joins the Methow, Highway 20 crosses the Methow at mile 193.3. A trail bridge is just
upstream of the highway bridge. This is the take-out. To reach the put-in head west through
Winthrop and at Highway 20 mile 192.6, and turn north on West Chewuch Road (next to the town ball
field and across from the Red Barn). Continue on this road for 6.8 miles and turn right to the
bridge that crosses the Chewuch River.
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Last Updated: 2013-05-28 03:50:12