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Mt. Baker Hill Climb

Great views, fresh air, tough climbs - ascend 4,462 feet from Chair 9 in Glacier to Artist Point (5,140 feet elevation) in approximately 22 miles! 

The Mt. Baker Highway (SR-542) is known as one of the most scenic paved roads in the country and rarely is the highway closed to motorized vehicles from Glacier to Artist Point. With steep elevation and several switchbacks, this ride is not for the faint of heart, but the views are stunning. Experience the agony and the ecstasy! 

This is a timed event. 1st female and male of each age division registered in the Competitive Division, receive a custom Voler Winners Jersey and 1st – 3rd of each division receive a locally produced medal. 

The race begins at MP 35, 1/4 mile east of the check-in at Chair 9 Pizza & Bar. 

Social: 7:00 AM, Recreational: 8:00 AM, Competitive: 8:30 AM, End time: 12:00 PM (road closed until noon)

Starts: September 17, 2023

Location: Chair 9 Pizza & Bar
10459 Mt Baker Hwy, Deming, WA 98244

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Phone: 360-746-8861


        We acknowledge that Whatcom County is located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. They cared for the lands that included what we’d call the Puget Sound region, Vancouver Island and British Columbia since time immemorial. This gives us the great obligation and opportunity to learn how to care for our surrounding areas and all the natural and human resources we require to live. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.
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Visitor Center Located at I-5 Exit 253 - Check Hours
904 Potter Street, Bellingham, WA 98229
Phone: 360-671-3990

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