In the first half of the 20th century, this community near the upper end of the Skykomish River valley was a booming, brawling, railroad and logging town, remote but filled with activity and jobs.
Gold, silver and copper miners added to the raucous social mix. More optimistic than successful, they left behind such names as Money Creek and Gold Bar.
Today Skykomish is reborn as a community of outdoor recreation and tourism. It still has many of the buildings of its boom days and appears much the way it did then. As the gateway to the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Skykomish is known for its abundance of activities during all seasons.
There are numerous close-by hiking trails, abandoned logging roads make great mountain biking, 4-wheeling and snowmobiling roads. Thousands of rafters and kayakers find the Skykomish River one of the finest whitewater rivers in the country and the Stevens Pass Mountain Resort provides world class downhill and cross country skiing.