Escure Ranch

Ritzville, Washington

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An old wooden stable, crowned by a rusted sheetiron roof, stands at the trailhead on Escure Ranch. Several other old buildings remain among the collection of barns and outbuildings that mark the historic headquarters of the now-defunct ranch. Corrals and fences divide the grounds of the headquarters into a patchwork of small yards. This wonderful old ranch setting creates an Old West feel that lingers throughout a hike. Beyond the buildings, you’ll find black basalt mesas dotting the landscape around lakes, and many of these sheer-sided buttes can be seen reflected in the lake waters.
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Best Desert Hikes Washington

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

An old wooden stable, crowned by a rusted sheetiron roof, stands at the trailhead on Escure Ranch. Several other old buildings remain among the collection of barns and outbuildings that mark the historic headquarters of the now-defunct ranch.

Corrals and fences divide the grounds of the headquarters into a patchwork of small yards. This wonderful old ranch setting creates an Old West feel that lingers throughout a hike. Beyond the buildings, you’ll find black basalt mesas dotting the landscape around lakes, and many of these sheer-sided buttes can be seen reflected in the lake waters.

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Ritzville
Distance: 8
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 4 to 5 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 1,400 feet
Top Elevation: 1,650 feet
Local Contacts: Bureau of Land Management, Spokane
Local Maps: Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Rosalia
Driving Directions: Directions to Escure Ranch

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