Ahhh, the Enchantments. Believe the hype. It's easily one of the most beautiful places in all of Washington, and as such, a favorite for hikers, runners, and climbers alike.
There's no easy way into this fantastical three-tiered alpine basin located outside of Leavenworth, but once you do get in, it's a feast for the eyes in every direction: impossibly clear lakes, rugged peaks, and an abundance of wildlife all await your arrival. Not to mention it's on the eastern side of the Cascades, which usually means favorable weather in the summertime.