Asbestos Creek Falls

Asbestos Creek Falls, photographer Charlie Duncan Photography

Asbestos Creek Falls is an easy waterfall to view. You can literally drive right through the drainage of this waterfall as it flows down to Clear Creek. This tiered waterfall is 950 feet high with its single highest drop being 150 feet high.  It is hard to see all of the waterfall from the road due to the twist and bends in the gorge in which it flows.  The lower portion of the falls that you can see from the road is about 300 feet.

Asbestos Creek Falls during snow-melt in springtime,
photographer Martha Rasmussen
Asbestos Creek Falls in wintertime,
photographer Martha Rasmussen
From Darrington drive south to the Mountain Loop Highway, FS Rd. #20 for 2.5 miles to Clear Creek Road, FS Rd. # 2060, turn right  and drive 2.5 miles to the waterfall.  Just a little before you reach Asbestos Creek Falls you will see another unnamed early season waterfall on your right. The best time to see Asbestos Creek falls is May through the end of July.