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Chuckanut Drive Scenic Byway

21.2 miles: 0 hours, 33 minutes

Carved into a rocky hillside, two-lane Chuckanut Drive features steep slopes and exhilarating curves with breathtaking vistas of Samish Bay and the San Juan Islands. The Olympic Mountain Range and Puget Sound are visible from the log-strewn shoreline at Larrabee State Park. SR 11 is particularly scenic in autumn when maples and alders blaze with color.


At the northern end of Chuckanut Drive is Bellingham, which overlooks the sheltered harbor of Bellingham Bay and the picturesque San Juan Islands. Cut into the hillsides above Samish Bay, the route’s serpentine path winds through Larrabee State Park, with views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountain Range. The route veers inland across farmland to end in Burlington.


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