Here's Where To Find The Absolute Most Breathtaking View In Washington
Perhaps your ideal view involves the Pacific Ocean, or maybe you prefer to be inspired by the twinkling lights of a city skyline. Washington
has it all… but according to INSIDER, the most breathtaking views in the entire state can be found in the Columbia River Gorge.
As you know, the Columbia River Gorge is our beautiful canyon border between Washington and Oregon.
The vast Columbia River running through the canyon is a breathtaking sight.
The Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area is federally protected land, managed by the Columbia River Gorge Commission and the US Forest Service.
You can drive the length of the Washington side by cruising down Washington State Route 14.
The gorge began forming as early as 17 million years ago, during the Miocene period.
The most drastic changes took place at the end of the last Ice Age, when the Missoula Floods formed the deep walls you see today and caused a lot of erosion.
If you ever get the chance to explore this area, you definitely should.
You'll find waterfalls (like Spirit Falls, pictured here), hiking trails, charming riverfront towns, and state parks.
The Gifford Pinchot National Forest boasts breathtaking views of the gorge...
... not to mention the amazing scenery at The Gorge Amphitheater.
This concert venue should be on every Washingtonians' bucket list.
It's easy to see why INSIDER chose this magical place for its views.
No matter what part of Washington you prefer, you have to admit the gorge is incredible.
We’re so fortunate to call this beautiful state home. Here’s
all the proof you need that Washington is the best.
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