Stafford Creek / Standup Creek Loop is a 11.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cle Elum, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, birding, and horses and is best used from June until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
Amble along the creek, climb to views and flowers, descend along another creek To make this a loop, park at the end of road 112. Walk back down 112, and go left onto 9703. Follow 9703 for about 1.5 miles Walk along the road for 1 mile until you reach the Stafford Creek trailhead. The trail travels along the river for about 4 miles before it begins to climb. The flowers and meadows on this climb are beautiful. At 7.5 miles from the car, you'll hit an intersection. If you go right, you will reach Navajo Pass in 2 miles. Stay to the left for the loop. Cross the river and climb to amazing views along the flank of Earl Peak. Look over Ingalls Creek to the Enchantments area. At the saddle between Stafford and Standup valleys there is a great (dry) campsite. Descend into woods. 2 miles from the Navaho Pass junction, you'll come to another junction. Stay to the left, and drop steeply to Standup Creek, and eventually, your car.