Mt. St. Helens National Monument Tour

All-Inclusive | Small Group Tour

Our escapes seat a max of 10 | Private tours are available, please contact us to book

Mon, Wed, Fri | 7:30am – 7:30pm | May 15 – Sep 30 | $229 plus tax

This haunting but beautiful journey takes you into the heart of Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. On your immersive Mt. St. Helens tour, you’ll journey just miles from the crater to view the steaming volcano, witness how the ecosystem is recovering from the powerful eruption of 1980, and walk through the park with your naturalist guide to learn about how volcanoes are monitored and how events transpired on that fateful day.

Our Mt. St. Helens Tour includes pick-up/drop-off from downtown Seattle hotels with transport in Mercedes vehicles, all entry fees, an expert naturalist guide, and a fresh, family-style lunch with local wine!


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Nature walk at Mt St Helens National Monument


  • Hear the science and stories behind the 1980 eruption
  • Visit the Johnston Ridge Observatory and visitor centerMt St Helens
  • Gaze into the blast zone and crater from scenic viewpoints
  • Embark on easy interpretative walks led by your naturalist guide
  • Spot for widlife such as resident elk herds
  • Engage in geological sightseeing
  • Learn about the monument’s local & natural history
  • Savor a Cascadian Safari Lunch

Check out this video of the Mt. St. Helens Tour from the Anywhere at Home blog!



Family on Mount Saint Helens TourMake your way to one of the region’s most ‘powerful’ attractions, Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. Our Mt. St. Helens Tour winds you through the area, stopping to take photos along the way as your naturalist guide presents dramatic evidence of how the ecosystem is recovering among an ongoing reforestation project.

Arriving into the blast-zone, just five miles from the crater at the Johnston Ridge Observatory, we will take in stunning views into the volcano. Your naturalist guide will recount the geological events that occurred during the 1980 eruption through a variety of stories, facts and interpretative walks. You will experience how volcanoes are monitored and discover how Mount StMt. St. Helens. Helens has taught us new answers to old mysteries. The Center’s state-of-the-art interpretive displays and theater magically portray the sequence of geologic events that transformed the landscape and opened up a new era in the science of monitoring active volcanoes and forecasting eruptions. Read amazing eyewitness accounts from eruption survivors.

Later we will embark on a short walk on the Eruption Trail and learn how the eruption shaped the surrounding landscape. You can expect to see views of the lava dome, crater, pumice plain, and landslide deposit. On the return trip, we will experience the Hummocks Trail, where the largest landslide in recorded human history happened iHiking Mount Saint Helensn the Coldwater Lake Recreation Area. You’ll see firsthand how the environment was left to respond naturally to the eruption at 8:32 Sunday morning, May 18, 1980.

Nearly 230 square miles of forest were blown down or buried beneath volcanic deposits. At the same time a mushroom-shaped column of ash rose thousands of feet skyward and drifted downwind, turning day into night as dark, gray ash fell over eastern Washington and beyond. The eruption lasted 9 hours, but Mount St. Helens and the surrounding landscapes were altered forever within minutes.

Note: Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument is around a three hour drive from Seattle, there will be considerable driving time in our Mercedes vans.

Want to add a trip to the monument to a multi-day Northwest itinerary? We’ll plan and guide you on a custom, private tour!

*We operate under a Commerical Use Authorization within the Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument and the Gifford-Pinchot National Forest.


Book Now or call us toll-free at (866) 203-7603!


Would you like some wine with that?

Enhance this experience by making it an overnight Wild and Wine Adventure! After your tour in Mt. St. Helens National Monument, spend the night in the heart of Pike Place Market, and then explore Woodinville Wine Country for an exclusive experience tasting some of the best wine of the region!

Full day Mt. St. Helens National Monument Tour

  • Activities | Nature walks, wildlife viewing, birding, ecological &
    geological sightseeing with naturalist interpretation
  • Interests | Forest ecology, glaciology, waterfalls, botany, natural & local history (wildflowers in late Summer)
  • Group Size | Maximum of 10
  • Inclusions
    • Pick-up and Drop-off at your Downtown Seattle Hotel (see our pick-up zone here), Cruise Terminal or the Hotel Monaco at 1101 4th Ave, Seattle, WA
    • Highly qualified naturalist Escape Artist guide
    • Travel in adventure-outfitted Mercedes Vans and luxury SUVs
    • Locally sourced and/or organic lunch
    • Seasonal snacks and refreshments throughout the tour
    • All entry fees
    • Comprehensive naturalist commentary
  • Duration | 12 hours
  • Difficulty | Beginner
  • Season | May 15 – Sep 30
  • All-Inclusive Rate | $229 + tax per person
  • Age | 10+

Ask about customizing this as a private escape!


Book Now or call us toll-free at (866) 203-7603!


Escape Vehicle at Mount St. Helens TourEvergreen Escapes blends the best natural wonders, boutique wineries, and urban enchantments into small-group day tours and private, custom escapes. We’re a small business with a Big Mission: to create positive change in the world by connecting people with places and nature. Our guides aren’t just naturalists, they’re Escape Artists.

1. What should we wear/bring on our escape?

  • We recommend wearing layers that you can add if there is wind or rain, and remove when there is sunshine. Comfortable walking shoes will allow you to explore further at some of our stops. It’s always a good idea to bring sunglasses and a camera! We provide reusable water bottles, along with other snacks and refreshments. See more on how to Pack and Prepare.

2. How strenuous is this? How much experience do I need to have?

  • All of our scheduled departures are meant for beginners (easy to moderate). We try to cater our tours to all ability and interest levels – and this really depends on the group that day. Your Escape artist will choose the difficulty of the physical activity based on the group’s interest and ability level. If you are interested in a different level, we can certainly put together a private itinerary specifically for you. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions regarding specific questions!

3. Can I have vegetarian/ special diet food?

  • Yes. Please advise us if you have any food restrictions or requests, we can accommodate vegetarian diets, lactose intolerant diets, and often times can also accommodate gluten free diets when given enough notice.

4. What is your Cancellation Policy?

5. Should I get Travel Insurance?

  • We recommend that you do. Travel insurance can be purchased to cover penalty costs in the event you need to cancel or change your travel plans (subject to approval of claim by the insurer). It also can provide medical and emergency assistance protection as well as some loss and delay coverage. Travel insurance can be purchased directly from EverGreen Escapes.

6. Should I tip my guide?

  • We take great personal and professional pride in orchestrating rich and memorable adventures for each and every client we engage with, sometimes our clients are inspired to show their appreciation in the form of a gratuity. While gratuities are not an expectation, our guides traditionally receive an amount consistent with the rest of the service industry in the U.S., somewhere between 10% and 20%.


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