As we get further and further into spring, there are fewer excuses to stay indoors. Especially because our state has so many amazing outdoor spaces ranging from classic spring hikes to crystal digging, stunning views, and of course, state history. For those of you wanting a little bit of everything, Steptoe Butte State Park is well worth the visit this spring.
The 168-acre day-use park is located high above the Palouse Hills on the eastern edge of Washington. Its standout feature is the park’s quartzite bluff that pops against the surrounding soft green and mauve hills.
Beyond being beautiful, the butte contains some of the oldest rock in the Pacific Northwest, and it marks the border of the original North American Continent.
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That’s not all though, over time, the park’s land has been a wagon road, a hotel site, and an observatory location. In addition to inspiring vistas, the 3,612-foot summit displays several interpretive panels that pay homage to its distinctive geology.
Explore the park grounds, take in the views, do some bird watching. Whatever it is you want to do, Steptoe Butte State Park is well worth adding to your next eastern Washington road trip.
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