#63283: Northrup Canyon

This is a view of the mouth of Northrup Canyon as seen from the Steamboat Rock State Park day use area. Historically, Northrup Canyon provided a travel route to Almira from the Grand Coulee for the Plateau Indians and early settlers of the area. Its outcroppings of rounded granite rock contrast dramatically with the straight basalt walls of the canyon and the larger coulee. The canyon has a mixed evergreen and deciduous forest with a mixture of shrubs and flowers underneath. Bald Eagles use the Coulee Corridor's only native evergreens as an important winter night roost site. Hiking, birding and horseback riding are popular activities in the canyon, part of Steamboat Rock State Park.

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