From the town of Twisp, Washington and the intersection of highway 20 and the Twisp River Road head west up the Twisp River Valley 24.25 miles. You will arrive at North Creek where the North Creek Bridge then crosses over the creek. Once across the North Creek Bridge take the first left turn onto the dirt road. This road will take you a short distance to the ghost town mining camp of Gilbert in the beautiful Twisp River Valley. The road from Twisp is paved, except for about the last two miles, then it becomes a gravel road.
The town of Gilbert sprang up in the mid 1890s as a mining development resulting in the area becoming a boomtown. Gilbert consisted of a half dozen buildings.
Today, two old mining cabins still remain in Gilbert. One cabin remains intact, while the second one has been lost to ravenous Mother Nature. Some stone foundations and depressions in the ground identify where additional structures once stood.
To locate our Boom Towns & Relic Hunters “Geo Relic Treasure Cache” in Gilbert you must first start by having your photo taken at the southwest corner of this historic miners cabin. Then, turn around facing north and look up towards the bottom of the shake roofline. You are now getting closer to the treasure!
GPS Coordinates: N48° 27.437' W120° 33.734'
UTM: 10U 0680227E 5369998N
Map Datum WGS84
Location: Twisp River Valley, Washington