Find the Westeros of Washington
Are there any Game of Thrones fans out there? Has anyone else fallen in love with the scenery on the show as well as the characters? The show may be coming to an end, but you can explore the Westeros in your very own state of Washington. You can find everything from the sandy beaches of the Dornish Peninsula to the fridgid wasteland of the Land of Always Winter. Why not bid farewell to the show by planning an RV trip around visiting the vast arrays of scenery found in the land of Westeros?
Dorne = Hanford Reach – North
Location: Central Washington — Tri-Cities
Length: 7.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain: 500 ft.
Best Season: All year
Sandy dunes … in Washington? Yep, we got ’em! Just like Westeros, Washington is home to our own small slice of arid, sandy desert. This starkly unique and dramatic landscape of Hanford Reach has even been designated as a National Monument. (Plus — find pelican colonies, brilliant wildflowers and spectacular views of the Columbia here.)
Dragonstone = Steamboat Rock
Location: Central Washington — Grand Coulee
Length: 6.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain: 650 ft.
Best Season: All year
If you’re gonna stumble into Drogon somewhere in Washington — the rugged cliff faces, expansive horizons and shimmering blue waters of Steamboat Rock might be your best bet. It’s almost hard to believe you’re standing in landlocked central Washington when you’re atop Steamboat and peering down the depths of Banks Lake below. (We’re still waiting with baited breath for the first dragonglass discovery beneath those rocky outcroppings.)
King’s Landing = Kamiak Butte
Location: Eastern Washington — Palouse and Blue Mountains
Length: 3.5 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain: 900 ft.
Best Season: Spring
The rolling hills and speckled forests outside of King’s Landing bear a strong resemblance to the peaceful farmland below Kamiak Butte. Although accessible (and scenic) year-round — try to visit in the springtime, when the green in the hills is at it’s most vivid and the wildflowers are fresh.
Click to view more of the Westeros in Washington from the Washington Trails Association!