BBQ Flats

Members of the Wenas Valley Chapter of the Back Country Horsemen of Washington take part in a past anniversary ride in the Barbecue Flats area southwest of Ellensburg.

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A popular hiking and backcountry horse riding area between Ellensburg and Yakima is set to reopen this summer.

The entry road to BBQ Flats, state Department of Natural Resources lands about 20 miles southwest of Ellensburg, will reopen “reliably and predictably” no later than July, according to a DNR news release. Access was restricted via an access road in spring 2012.

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