Umptanum Falls in Ellensburg Washington

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Kittitas Valley Realty

Going to Umptanum Falls in Ellensburg Washington is a nice way to spend part of an afternoon.  Umptanum Falls spill over with the waters of Umptanum Creek in an larger area called the Wenas.  They are a great example of the beauty that can be found around Ellensburg. 

Pictured above are my wife and myself at Umptanum Falls.  It is a pleasant surprise when you get to the falls, I say surprise because the falls are located in a remote desert area near Ellensburg Washington.  It is about a 20-25 minute drive to the Department of Wildlife designated parking area and trail head for Umptanum Falls.  The terrain on the drive to the falls is sagebrush and the road turns to gravel about half way there.  If you did not know Umptanum Falls were there, you would almost not believe it.

Pictured above is a view from the rim looking down at the falls.  You will likely enjoy meeting others on the way to visit Umptanum Falls.  The trail from the parking area takes you on a gentle path for about a mile through rolling tree and sage covered hills.  Once at the falls you need to carefully make your way around and down to the bottom of the falls.  Tennis shoes are a good choice and a bottle of water to share with a friend.

Pictured above is the pool at the base of Umptanum Falls.  The kids always have enough energy to play around and everyone will have a nice time out of doors on your visit to Umptanum Falls.  From Ellensburg travel west on Umptanum Rd (at Subway), cross the Yakima River and continue for about another 10 miles to the parking lot. Keep going, you can't miss it.  You never leave Umptanum Rd so you won't get lost.  I live in Ellensburg and I am a real estate agent, my name is Dean Curtis.  If you have any questions about Umptanum Falls or real estate in the Ellensburg area, you can email me at My real estate web site is You can see more posts about Ellensburg at my blog All About Ellensburg

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Dean Curtis Associate Broker, GRI, ABR 

 Coldwell Banker Kittitas Valley Realty - Ellensburg, Washington




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Liz Moras Migic
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That was a cute pic of your grandson - and this reminds of of BridalFalls out in our neck ofthe woods!

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