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Scenic drives to consider in Washington are listed below. Click on any scenic byway or backway listed below for complete information.

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  • Four and a half hours, but allow at least three days to fully experience the byway.
  • 218.46 miles (351 km)

Palouse Scenic Byway The Palouse Scenic Byway, located in the heart of the Palouse region in southeastern Washington, combines 208 miles of rolling hills and farmland with rich history, small town charm, spectacular scenic vistas and outstanding recreational opportunities. The region also enjoys four distinct seasons, a mild climate, a variety of eating and shopping establishments and the amenities of a major university.

  • 55 minutes
  • 36 miles (57 km)

It is the most northwestern point in the contiguous states, but it is also a sacred place on the land of the Makah.

  • 1 day at a minimum; 2-4 days if leisurely savored.
  • 440 miles (708 km)

The Cascade Loop is a thrilling ride through the heart of Washington State. Visitors will see some of Washington's most beautiful countryside and interesting areas. The loop is 440 miles long, encompassing magical cityscapes and spectacular landscapes, chilly alpine lakes and rushing rivers, islands...

  • 40 min
  • 28 miles (45 km)

This route along SR-202 follows the Snoqualmie River and was once a Native American footpath between Puget Sound and Snoqualmie Pass.

  • 3 hours to drive the Byway
  • 85 miles (136 km)
  • Paved

The Chinook Scenic Byway follows glacialy fed rivers and streams flowing through wide and flowered alpine valleys, hedged by the pristine and rugged forests of Mt. Baker-Snowqualmie and Wenatchee National Forest. Mt. Raineer sits in the background for the entire drive and is mirrored closely in many...

  • 35 minutes
  • 21 miles (33 km)

Instead of facing the crowded roadways of Interstate 5, take a striking and slow paced alternative along the Chuckanut Drive. Stop in and sip a cup of tea in a small cafe as you travel through attractive farmlands and quaint towns such as Fairhaven. A side trip through the historic towns of Bay View...

  • Take 2-3 hours to drive this byway.
  • 80 miles (128 km)

This byway stretches along the Columbia River at the very bottom of Washington and is enveloped in the spectacular setting of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. If a wide variety of sites on one drive spark your interest, look no further. Columbia River Gorge Byway offers a number of thr...

  • 3.5 hours to drive this Byway.
  • 150 miles (241 km)
  • Paved

Located in one of the West's most geologically and historically intriguing landscapes, The Coulee Corridor Scenic Byway travels along diverse and varying habitats going from expansive desert scenes to a conglomeration of steep walled canyons, lakes, and pre-historic lava flows. Shaped millions of y...

  • 1 hour
  • 48 miles (77 km)

The Cranberry Coast Scenic Byway traversing Washington's southwest coast reveals a landscape rooted in human history and its relationship to the natural environment.

  • Eight to ten hours to drive entire Byway (including ferry ride and U.S.-Canadian border crossings)
  • 166 miles (267 km)

Picture yourself in a place of forested hillsides, sparkling waterfalls, and charming small towns. Snowcapped-craggy peaks glint in the morning sun as you follow a path that encircles the breathtaking Selkirk Mountains. There's no need to imagine it; you can experience it for yourself on the Inter...

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