Palouse Country

Pullman, Washington

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This 98-mile drive goes south, near Washington’s border with Idaho, through gently rolling farmlands and rural towns. This drive through Palouse Country winds over and around gently rolling farmlands and rural towns. Wheat is the main crop, but lentils and peas are also grown in abundance. Palouse hills were formed by one million years of accumulated glacial and wind-blown silt from the Columbia River during the last ice age. The drive is most beautiful in the spring when the wheatfields are a luxuriant green. Late summer is another excellent time to visit, when the golden fields bow in the winds and the wheat’s hues change with the day’s light. Special attractions: Uniontown fence, Washington State University, Steptoe Butte State Park. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
Scenic Driving Washington

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Scenic Driving Washington

by Steve Giordano (Falcon Guides)

This 98-mile drive goes south, near Washington’s border with Idaho, through gently rolling farmlands and rural towns. This drive through Palouse Country winds over and around gently rolling farmlands and rural towns. Wheat is the main crop, but lentils and peas are also grown in abundance. Palouse hills were formed by one million years of accumulated glacial and wind-blown silt from the Columbia River during the last ice age.

The drive is most beautiful in the spring when the wheatfields are a luxuriant green. Late summer is another excellent time to visit, when the golden fields bow in the winds and the wheat’s hues change with the day’s light. Special attractions: Uniontown fence, Washington State University, Steptoe Butte State Park. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.

©  Steve Giordano/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Pullman
Distance: 98
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Washington State Parks
Driving Directions: Directions to Palouse Country

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