Coulee Corridor Scenic Byway
Length: 150.0 mi / 241.4 km
Time to Allow: 3.5 hours to drive this byway
Take a ride on the Coulee Corridor Scenic Byway, an amazing 150-mile road trip revealing the story of the Ice Age floods when vast reservoirs of water flooded and receded from this valley hundreds of times. One of the most unique natural landscapes in the United States, this area was formed as the force of water fought against the strength of basalt rock. The result is a geologist’s mecca.
Experience the ineffable in the landscape as well as world-class recreational opportunities. The Coulee Corridor is the second-most-important birding corridor in the United States. The byway offers recreation for everyone. Between three state parks, a national wildlife refuge, visits to the Grand Coulee Dam and Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area, or Othello’s Sand Hill Crane festival, you'll find something for the whole family.
Traveler services are clustered within the nine towns along the byway, leaving vast vistas wide open. A National Natural Landmark and a National Historic District, the Coulee Corridor is often selected for car commercials. Consistent grassroots support from every town along the byway and strong partnerships with both the Colville Indian Nation and Washington State Parks have enabled this byway to develop to a high level of maturity. Spend the day roaming the majestic Washington landscape on the Coulee Corridor Scenic Byway.
Ancient Ice Age floods left behind remarkable majesty and beauty in the form of coulees in Washington State. Coulee Corridor Scenic Byway showcases this beauty and much more. Enjoy the sights and sounds of an exceptional birding trip in the heart of Washington State.
While traveling the scenic Coulee Corridor Scenic Byway, reflect on the constant theme of water's overwhelming power. The landscape's sheer cliffs, lakes, and sand dunes all testify to different aspects of the continental ice sheet and ice age floods that shaped the area with indomitable force. Also home to cultural history, some artist communities, rare birds, and a thriving wild ecosystem, Coulee Corridor promises the visitor a remarkable and well-rounded outdoor experience in a place like no other.
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1-Day Trip: A Day with the Birds on Coulee Corridor Scenic Byway
Gather your mittens and prepare for an exciting day with the birds. Swing in at Sun Lake State Park, Blue Lake Rest Area, Northrup Point Access,...