Warm sunny summer days and endless forested trails make Ellensburg, WA an outdoor enthusiast’s dream.


There’s a trail and a road for every biking level in scenic Ellensburg, Washington.


Miles of scenic river meander through the Yakima Canyon, making the area one of the best spots for fishing.


Sleep under the stars at Ellensburg’s top campsites and RV parks!

Self Guided

Explore Ellensburg on your own terms! View our list of self-guided activities that can be found in the area.

Bird Watching

See many varieties of wildlife and birds including quail, chukar, grouse, hawks, eagles, and songbirds!


The City of Ellensburg features 20 parks which includes over 230 acres of developed regional, community, neighborhood, and pocket parks.

River Rafting

Make a splash during your time in Ellensburg by booking a thrilling rafting excursion on the Yakima River!

Rock Hounding

Both locals and rock enthusiasts from around the world come to hunt the Ellensburg Blue Agate stone here!

Horseback Riding

With deserts, long stretched of valley, and mountain ranges, horseback riding enthusiasts can experience a huge variety of locations!

Winter Activities

Play in Washington’s winter wonderland at Ellensburg’s local parks!


Golfing is available in Ellensburg and also in the upper portion of the county at Suncadia’s Arnold Palmer Prospector course.

More ways to enjoy

Ellensburg is full of appealing attractions that will dazzle the eyes and intrigue the mind.