Nestled beneath towering Mount Index, this tiny town has big heart! The mining-era Bush HouseHotel has been refurbished and is once again the centerpiece of the community. Plan a hike to Heybrook Ridge Trail, a short, moderately steep hike that takes you through a rocky, moss-covered forest to an incredible view of nearby peaks. Just past Index, stop at the Espresso Chalet for a selfie with Bigfoot, and see a filming location for “Harry and the Hendersons” and the museum of Dr. Wrightwood (Don Ameche). Besides incredible coffee drinks and smoothies, you can get amazing views of Bridal Veil Falls!
Photos courtesy of Cascade Loop Scenic Byway
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