Throughout the Byway

Steptoe Butte, which is off of Highway 195 north of Colfax, is a quartzite butte that rises 3,618 into the sky and offers spectacular panoramic views of the Palouse region.

Kamiak Butte, north of Pullman off of Highway 27, rises 3,641 feet and offers beautiful views, hiking trails and camping sites.
Click here for a hiking brochure.

Bald Butte, south of Pullman off of Highway 195.
Tekoa Mountain, near Tekoa, is the highest point in the county.
Palouse Falls State Park, in the channeled scablands near Washtucna, has falls that cascade 198 feet into a round salt rock canyon.
Rolling Hills and Farmlands
Native American History
Windblown Loess
Palouse River
Small Towns, rural America

By Town


  • Play a round of golf at the Colfax Golf Club
  • Learn about Colfax history at the Perkins House Museum


  • Tour St Gall’s Catholic Church
  • View the impressive holiday light display in Nov/Dec


  • Have a meal at the unique Dusty Cafe


  • Visit the historic ghost town of Elberton
  • Relax by the Garfield fish pond
  • Pick your own apples at the orchard


  • Visit the historic stone houses of LaCrosse
  • Play or relax at the city park
  • Have a meal at the LaCrosse Cafe


  • Tour the Barron Flour Mill
  • Stay at the Castle House Bed & Breakfast
  • Have a latte and homemade cinnamon roll at Ditzy’s, Neats & Dumb Dumbs


  • Visit the Newspaper & Printing Museum
  • Treasure hunt at unique downtown shops


  • Walk or bike on the Chipman Trail
  • Visit museums on the WSU campus
  • Shop and dine in downtown Pullman


  • Stop by the historic restored Texaco Visitor’s Center
  • Shop for antiques, art, and books
  • See the John Wayne Trail


  • Hike or hangglide on Tekoa Mountain
  • Enjoy a live performance at the historic restored Empire Theatre
  • Enjoy a summer horse show or rodeo at the Iron Horse Arena


  • Photograph the famous wagon wheel fence
  • Shop for antiques at one of several specialty shops
  • Visit a dairy barn transformed into an art center – Artisans at the Dahmen Barn