Northeast Washington offers a year-round paradise, a location to relax and enjoy life. Start by making Colville a home base for an adventure with fascinating day trips that include a variety of scenery and other wonders in the region. View mountains and forests, rich grazing land, valleys and rivers.
In Colville you will find the Dominion Meadows 18-hole golf course, the Keller Heritage Center and shopping from antique dealers to everyday needs, everything you would expect in a regional shopping center.
When you are ready to escape to the outback country, the emerald stands of the Colville National Forest encompass 1.1 million acres of scenic beauty. Fir covered peaks, some more than 7,000 feet high, roll north into Canada, with countless trails beckoning a closer look at the Kettle River and Selkirk mountain ranges.
Begin your first day trip by driving out Highway 20 west to the Kettle River Loop. Sherman Pass Scenic Highway boasts the highest pass in the state and displays some of the most spectacular mountain views anywhere in the world.
Stop at Republic at the Stonerose Fossil Museum. Proceed north on Highway 21 through old mining towns to Curlew, where there is an antique auto museum. Continue north through Danville and into Canada to visit Grand Forks.
The last leg of your 150-mile day trip is east on Highway 3 and south on U.S. 395. Continue east to the Kettle River and south on U.S. 395. In Kettle Falls, explore the history and culture of ancient civilizations at the Interpretive Center and St. Paul’s Mission.
The second day, drive east from Colville on Highway 20 via the International Selkirk Super Loop to the Pend Oreille Chain of Lakes with camping, boating, hiking and mountain biking opportunities.
The more adventurous explorers may bring a trail bike to the ORV area. Driving east on Highway 20 to Tiger and just a bit north on Highway 31 brings you to the Sullivan Lake turn-off. Drive up to the lake and the old Mill Site to view beautiful scenery. To return to Colville, drive south on Highway 31 and stop at Gardner Caves and Box Canyon Dam.
Winter sports include snowmobiling, downhill and cross-country skiing. 49 Degrees North Ski Slopes are 45 minutes south of Colville. No matter what time of the year, there is much to see and do in a relaxed atmosphere. Stop by the Chamber of Commerce for maps and directions of these tours and more.