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See the most powerful attraction in Washington, Mount St. Helens, notorious for its catastrophic eruption in 1980. Take an up-close look at the restored ecosystem and learn about the events of that historic and fateful day.

Lasting 9 hours, the eruption of Mount St. Helens in May, 1980, devastated 230 square miles (600 sq km) and turned the day sky into night, as a plume of dust and ash fell over Washington and beyond, depositing in a total of 11 states.

Journey out to Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument and enjoy a tour led by a naturalist guide who tells you about the area's volcanic ecosystem, which has recovered since the '80s. Hike into the blast zone, just 5 miles (8 km) from the crater, and visit the Johnston Ridge Observatory to read eyewitness accounts from eruption survivors.

Enjoy a safari lunch while looking out over the dramatic landscape. Throughout the day, your guide shares stories about what happened and how the eruption started a new era of monitoring for active volcanoes.

See the most powerful attraction in Washington, Mount St. Helens, notorious for its catastrophic eruption in 1980. Take an up-close look at the restored ecosystem and learn about the events of that historic and fateful day.

Lasting 9 hours, the eruption of Mount St. Helens in May, 1980, devastated 230 square miles (600 sq km) and turned the day sky into night, as a plume of dust and ash fell over Washington and beyond, depositing in a total of 11 states.

Journey out to Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument and enjoy a tour led by a naturalist guide who tells you about the area's volcanic ecosystem, which has recovered since the '80s. Hike into the blast zone, just 5 miles (8 km) from the crater, and visit the Johnston Ridge Observatory to read eyewitness accounts from eruption survivors.

Enjoy a safari lunch while looking out over the dramatic landscape. Throughout the day, your guide shares stories about what happened and how the eruption started a new era of monitoring for active volcanoes.

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Small Group Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument

Activity/Location

Mount St. Helens

3029 Spirit Lake Hwy

Castle Rock 98611

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Hotel Pickup

    Seattle

  • Hotel Monaco

    1101 4th Ave

    Seattle 98101


Highlights

  • Fun & educational visit to Mount St. Helens Visitor Center

  • Hike into the blast zone of the 1980 volcanic eruption

  • Geological sightseeing & breathtaking landscape

  • Reading eyewitness accounts from eruption survivors

  • Stunning panoramic views from Johnston Ridge Observatory


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Mount St. Helens

  • Safari lunch

  • Seasonal snacks and refreshments

  • Park admission fees

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from downtown Seattle hotels, the Cruise Terminal, or Hotel Monaco


Know Before You Book

  • You must be able to walk on uneven or unpaved terrain.

  • Children 9 years old and younger are not allowed.


Cancellation Policy

This reservation is non-refundable and cannot be changed or cancelled after booking.

Location

Mount St. Helens, 3029 Spirit Lake Hwy, Castle Rock, WA 98611, United States