ELLENSBURG
GROOMED SNOWMOBILING TRAILS IN THE AREA500 MILES
POPULATION19,786
YEAR THE CITY WAS INCORPORATED1883
Ellensburg is the most centrally located city in the state of Washington, and home to appropriately named Central Washington University. Ellensburg has many historic building that date to the late 1800s, and the downtown area is very well-preserved. The area offers plenty of activities throughout the year, from snowmobiling in the winter to wine tours in the summer.

Fun Fact – Ellensburg was nearly the capital of Washington, losing its bid to Olympia.
  • HISTORY AND CULTURE

    Ellensburg celebrates its rich history at the Kittitas County Historical Museum. The downtown area showcases many historical buildings, a few of the most notable being the Cadwell Building and the Davidson Building.

  • WINTERS

    Ellensburg is relatively close to several ski areas, with the closest being Summit at Snoqualmie. Another popular winter activity is snowmobiling. The area is said to be the most popular snowmobiling destination in the state.

  • SUMMERS

    Summers offer something for everyone. The Yakima River is incredible for fly fishing. Many tourists enjoy the hundreds of miles of bike trails. Ellensburg has a few wineries in the area.

  • BEER

    Ellensburg is home to some underrated microbreweries. Be sure to visit Iron Horse Brewery and Whipsaw Brewing.

THE WEATHER
  • Winters are cool with a little bit of snow. Winter can be a great time to visit because of the snowmobiling and the ski areas within an hour of Ellensburg. If visiting in the winter, consider planning around their Winterhop Brewfest.

  • Spring is mild and not nearly as rainy as the coastal Washington cities. Daily highs are in the 60s.

  • Summer is the peak tourism season. The calendar is packed with events, including wine festivals, the county fair, and a rodeo. Average highs hit the mid-80s in July and August.

  • Falls are also mild with October high temps in the 60s. Early fall can be a good time to visit as Ellensburg hosts several festivals.

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