Steamboat Rock

Steamboat Rock is a large prominent Butte that rises above and is all most completely surrounded by Banks Lake in the Grand Coulee, the Butte rises some 800′ out of the lake and on the top is a scab-land plateau with magnificent views up and down the sixteen plus miles of the coulee which is one of Washington’s magical places eroded out over millennia by repeated advancing and receding glaciers and the water that flowed from them. At one time the Columbia River flowed through here until it was redirected when rock debris from a receding glacier blocked it and changed it’s course forever the entire coulee was dry desert scabland until it was turned into a huge water reservoir. To the West you can follow peaks of the Cascade Range from South to North all together it is a place rich in history and scenery.

Steamboat Rock Dayhike Photo Album

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