Suiattle River Road near Darrington set to reopen 11 years after being destroyed by flood

Eleven years after floods destroyed the Suiattle River Road near Darrington, the route that offers access to a myriad of recreation opportunities is reopening.

A celebration is planned for Saturday, Oct. 25, in Darrington. The event will take place at the Darrington Community Center starting at noon.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony, not open to the public, will be held earlier in the morning and will include remarks from Democratic Reps. Suzan DelBene and Rick Larsen.

DelBene and Darrington mayor Dan Rankin will speak at the beginning of the community celebration in Darrington.

The Suiattle River Road is a major route for accessing the Glacier Peak Wilderness and more than 100 miles of trails including the Pacific Crest Trail.