Washtucna Coulee Kahlotus Railroad Grade

Kahlotus, Washington

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The broad, deep chasm of Washtucna Coulee cuts through the sagebrush flats of the Snake River plateau country, providing a wonderful exposé of the power of the Great Missoula Floods that carved Washington’s coulees after the last great Ice Age. As spectacular as Washtucna Coulee is, the most majestic view of this route is found by peering down Devils Canyon. Here, you’ll witness the full splendor of the incredible geologic history of this region.
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Best Desert Hikes Washington

by Alan L. Bauer & Dan A. Nelson (The Mountaineers Books)

The broad, deep chasm of Washtucna Coulee cuts through the sagebrush flats of the Snake River plateau country, providing a wonderful exposé of the power of the Great Missoula Floods that carved Washington’s coulees after the last great Ice Age.

As spectacular as Washtucna Coulee is, the most majestic view of this route is found by peering down Devils Canyon. Here, you’ll witness the full splendor of the incredible geologic history of this region.

©  Alan L. Bauer & Dan A. Nelson/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Kahlotus
Distance: 8
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Season: March through June
Trailhead Elevation: 870 feet
Top Elevation: 900 feet
Local Contacts: Washington State Parks and Recreation
Local Maps: Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Connell
Driving Directions: Directions to Washtucna Coulee (Kahlotus Railroad Grade)

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Apr 2018