The towns of Marblemountand is situated on the last large river plain in the Upper Skagit River Valley. The present highway follows the route of Indians, pack trains and pioneer wagons as it passes through the valley up the river and eventually over the North Cascades mountain range. Here you will discover some of the most fascinating scenery and history in Washington State.
The town received it’s name in 1890 from Matilda Clark Buller, a hotel keeper, who named the town for a mountain across the river which resembled marble to her. At that time there were more than 1500 miners and prospectors in the area. A trading post during the last years of the 19th century, Marblemount is rich with the history of the gold rush. Few buildings of the era still stand.
Marblemount is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. The population was 203 at the 2010.
Highway 20 is a frequent route for autos, RV’s, motorcycles and bicycles. Your can stop practically anywhere and find access where wheeled vehicles cannot travel. Let your feet be your guide. There are numerous paths to walk through old growth trees, mountain trails to hike, and simple to difficult rock climbs to keep you occupied for hours and days at a time. Strap on your backpack and stay gone as long as you like.