Return Year After Year To Enjoy All That Index Has To Offer!
From hiking and photography, to whitewater rafting and world-class climbing, Index is truly the center of an outdoor paradise! Many activities are located right out the Bush House Inn's front door, while others are just around the corner. We've compiled a few of our favorite activities and sights here to get you started...
Outdoor Adventure Center
The Outdoor Adventure Center (located 1 block from the Bush House Inn) is our partner in providing incredible guided river adventures for all ages and adventure levels. In season, OAC offers thrilling class III-V whitewater rafting, family-friendly river float trips, inflatable kayaking tours, kayak instruction, rescue training, custom team building events, youth classes and summer camps, and so much more. You can inquire about their available activities when you arrive in Index, or schedule your adventure ahead of your arrival.
Ellie & Clarence Gift Shop
Moved to a Larger Location! The Gift Shop is now Milkwood on Main and is located in historic downtown Monroe!
We are looking for a new community-oriented use for this unique and affordable retail space!
Formerly located in the restored retail building adjacent to the Bush House Inn, the Ellie & Clarence Gift Shop featured local creations.
Hiking Near Index, WA
There are so many trails, lakes, waterfalls, and viewpoints to explore near the Town of Index, Washington! Whether you are looking for a leisurely stroll, or a challenging climb, there are several options for you.
Most of our area hiking trails are accessible from May through October, though this can vary from season to season depending on the snow level and other factors. We suggest checking the recent trail reports on the Washington Trail Association website when planning your trip.
Index is located in the area known as the "Central Cascades, Stevens Pass West."