Steptoe Butte + ADD NEW ROUTE
17 in Washington Washington16 Miles
on May 1, 2009
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Start in Colfax and head North on WA Hwy 195 approximately 7 miles and look for a junction and small road sign Hume Rd on your right. It's approximately another 3-5 miles to Steptoe Butte.
"Combine the Steptoe Butte with any of the surrounding highways or county roads for a wonderful day ride. We like Hwy 27 from Spokane Valley to Oakesdale. Hwy 127 is a nice road with lots of sweepers, if you head west from Colfax on Hwy 26 to Washtucna then south to Hwy 261 it will take you over to Palouse Falls:" DeDe
Out on the Palouse is a little cone shaped mountain called Steptoe Butte at Steptoe Butte State Park. From the top of Steptoe you can see the Tri-Cities to the southwest, Spokane to the North, all of the Washington Palouse, The Blues of Oregon to the south. It the spring the grass is emerald green and the temperature ranges in the 60s-70s. In August the area turns golden brown as the wheat fields mature and the temperatures often range in the high 90s.
This little single track road is just about one long long sweeping curve all the way up or down as you spiral around the mountain. The single track road's pavement is in relatively good condition. It can be accessed by taking Hume Rd a county road that runs between Colfax and Oaksdale Washington. The road is a narrow paved road with varying quality of pavement.
Nothing out here but grass and a little mountain, Colfax and Oakesdale are each approximately 10 miles away. NO gas in Oakesdale, Colfax has gas, food etc. though limited.
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