Monte Cristo Preservation Association (WA)


Monte Cristo Preservation Association

P. O. Box 471
Everett, Washington 98206

Returning members get a free year on their gate key

To purchase the Monte Cristo Picture CD, click here for more information
Please send a check for $20.00 payable to MCPA to:
MCPA c/o Kal Klass, 3815 E. Garfield St., Seattle, 98112

See the article in the Seattle Times about visiting here.

Monte Cristo became Washington state’s most famous gold and silver mining town of the 1890s. Located in the rugged Cascade Mountains of Washington State in eastern Snohomish County, its mineral resources first were located in 1889. With investment in the mines by a New York syndicate backed by John D. Rockefeller, a railroad was constructed to bring down ore for smelting at the new city of Everett, also a Rockefeller development. Hit by financial disasters during the panics of 1893 and 1907, active mining ended shortly before World War I. In the years since, the site has become a popular destination for thousands of hikers, mountain bikers, climbers, and families fascinated both by the history of the town and its spectacular setting, surrounded by peaks up to 7000′ high in the Henry M. Jackson Wilderness area.

The Monte Cristo Campground shelter was destroyed by fire/vandalism. Hikers and campers that were planning on using the shelter will have to rely on tents. If you have any information about the vandalism please contact the Darrington Ranger District office @ 360 436-1155 (M-F) or email relevant facts to them at:

Monte Cristo is located 34 miles east of Granite Falls on the paved Mountain Loop Highway. We will be working on damage to the road, townsite, and campsites this summer and would appreciate both your assistance and financial support. Contact us for further details and mark the third Saturday of each month for work parties. Contributions to MCPA are tax deductible since we are a 501(c)3 under IRS rules.

Current conditions

Mtn. Loop Highway Cyber Tour

Townsite map/hiking guide


Mines of Monte Cristo

Monte Cristo road map


Hikes near Monte Cristo

Hazardous Site Cleanup info.

Membership and Waiver


Work Parties

Donations and Volunteering


Satellite Photos

Townsite Host Program

Board of Directors

Contact Us


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