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Kirby-Mayview Road / Lower Deadman Road

This is a truly fantastic road. On one end of the road, you have a fairly well-maintained US Highway (US Route 12), and on the other you have one of the Snake River’s more fascinating civil engineering projects, the Lower Granite Dam. The Kirby-Mayview Road departs US 12 at an acutely-angled intersection a few miles …

Elk River Road / Wells Bench Road

This road is not the normal kind of road you see posted here at Motorcycle Roads Northwest. For one, it has 23 miles of graded gravel. For another, there’s quarter-mile long two-tower suspension bridge out in the middle of nowhere that goes over the Dworshak Reservoir. For a third, the southern paved section (below the …

Rock Island Grade Road

Nestled in a bend of the Columbia River is the Rock Island Dam. This dam and the eponymous nearby community sits in a little spot along the river that looks like the river channel used to flow though there. Just a few miles east of Rock Island Grade and quite near the dam, is an …

Washington State Route 127

Washington Route 127 is one of the twisty little routes that cross the Snake River in Eastern Washington. With its southern terminus in Dodge and northern end near Dusty, this road crosses the Snake River via the Central Ferry Bridge. If for some reason you are unable to cross the dam further upstream at the …