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Yakima River Canyon Scenic Road

Parent Category: Mount Rainier
Created: 22 June 2018

 

Location:  Yakima County, Washington state
Distance :  27 miles
GPS Coordinates:  N 46 47.931  W 120 27.731 
Visitor’s Information:

 No Permits Required

Pictures below will take you along Yakima River Canyon Scenic Road. Soak up the beauty of scenic drive in Washimgton State!

 Photo taken from Yakima River Canyon Scenic Roads, Washington State

What do you think of when you hear the word "journey"?  Lots of associations come to your mind. Of course, they are a road, scenery, experience, travelling … Driving is a great therapy indeed. While you drive the road calms down you giving an opportunity to recharge and unplug.

General Information:

Photo taken from Yakima River Canyon Scenic Roads, Washington State

You can see the most photographic landscapes driving the roads of Washington State! When you drive you can be yourself, think about what you want, forget all your stresses and worries and relax. Behold spectacular views of Yakima River Canyon Scenic Road with our team!

This is a 27-mile scenic two-lane highway between Ellensburg and Yakima running parallel to railroad tracks. The road follows along the river through the Yakima Canyon. Yakima River Canyon Scenic Road is awesome at any time of year. 

Photo taken from Yakima River Canyon Scenic Roads, Washington State

Our team took this drive twice in fall and in the winter. This route may truly be called incredible. You can enjoy amazing fall colors, wildlife flowers, dense forests, much greenery and majestic views of Yakima River Canyon. During the warm seasons Yakima Canyon offers a variety of activities like rafting, fishing and camping.

Photo taken from Yakima River Canyon Scenic Roads, Washington State

In winter you can also admire wonderful landscapes, mountain slopes, high cliffs and rolling hills and relaxing views of the river. It’s truly captivating! Be careful the road features some sharp curves. You should definitely try this route! Thus, don't hesitate to take time and go on this scenic drive.

 Photo taken from Yakima River Canyon Scenic Roads, Washington State

It’s a perfect destination for wildlife and bird watching. Basalt canyon’s cliffs are natural habitats for eagles, hawks and other nestling birds that inhabit the riparian woods next to the river. No hurry… Driving this route, it’s also known as Highway 821 you can see some of the most stunning scenery. Go on a gorgeous road trip through the canyon and find your inner peace and harmony enjoying striking views on your way.

 

These pictures were taken on September 23, 2017 

 

 

These pictures were taken in early Februaly, 2017

 

GPS Coordinates: N 46 47.931  W 120 27.731

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Photo: Roman Khomlyak

Photo Editing: Juliana Voitsikhovska

Information:   Olena Ukholova

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