After 43 years... A place to call home

horizon flats property development

Since our humble beginnings in 1977, Methow Trails has operated out of a plethora of different locations. We currently have leased office space, storage units, and maintenance facilities in over half a dozen locations all over the valley, most of which are too small for our purposes. We are therefore excited to be working more on the development of the new center of the Methow Trails universe: our new base of operations at 21 Horizon Flats Rd, in Winthrop. This 18 acre property was purchased with proceeds from our winter trail pass sales and from the generous support from the Methow Investment Network members. 

We envision a community hub that will centralize our operations, including office and meeting space, equipment storage and maintenance facility, trailhead and parking area, and more. 

Development is underway for the new maintenance shop and equipment storage facilities!  Photo: Ed Stockard

The new driveway is in, which leads folks from a new (much safer) entrance off Horizon Flats road. There is ample room for parking and trailhead access as well as access to our new ticket window. Photo: Ed Stockard

General cleanup of the property is ongoing. The existing house is our current office space and ticket window. We have a great view of the new perimeter trail that is being constructed!

We built a bridge over the ditch! Now our 1 km loop trail connects via the bridge to the Susie Stephens trail and town. This trail and connection will be groomed this winter and open to all.

Need a trail pass or ticket? Come on by and say hi at our new ticket window!

Trail construction is underway!

General phased plan for the property is below. Feel free to reach out with any questions or come by and see our building plans.

2020: Planning, design, and permitting

2021-2022: Construction of the perimeter trail, bridge to Susie Stephens Trail, maintenance facility, and storage facility 

2022-2023: Construction of the trailhead facilities and new office space. 

This property development will enable us to more effectively run our operations and deliver our mission by creating a central central hub for trail recreation and operations in the Methow. Stay tuned for further information on this ongoing project.    

Getting here

From Winthrop 4-way stop: Travel south on Riverside Ave and turn right to cross the bridge over the Methow River. Bare right onto Twin Lakes Rd. Turn left onto Horizon Flats road and travel .28 miles and turn left at the big Methow Trails sign.(Continue past the old driveway at the turn and go another ~400 feet up the hill to our new driveway).