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DH38 (Non Feature DH)
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Distance: 25.8 mi / 41.5 km Traffic: Moderate

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At a Glance

It seems the Ministry of Truth may have taken this DH over from WSDOT. We’ve enjoyed this road that traces the path of the Yakima River through a scenic canyon of sage and rock between the Yakima and Kittitas Valleys since we discovered it in 1984. Of course, at that time, it didn’t have a sign announcing something called the “Canyon Corridor Safety Project”. Nor do we remember the restrictive 45-mph (70-kmh) limit suppressing the whole route. But, in spite of the low tolerance for speedcrime, the fine Engineering and finer Pavement turn the relaxed twisties through the desert-like scenery into a unforgettable ownlife joyride. If you avoid the sometimes copious summer flow of Yakima and Ellensburg urbanites heading to rec sites along the river and the red and blue strobe-light interrogation of the Safety Project Officers, the road actually feels very remote. As it turns out, the CCSP isn’t newspeak but is actually a good thing for bike proles: a prohibition on semis between May 15th and September 15th. Thanks, WSDOT. Now, how about having this pyloncrime apply to RVs?


  Riders Reviews:
"This is my favourite road in WA. My brother, who trucks and rides his ZX11 showed me this road several years ago and I'll go out of my way to ride it if I'm in the area. We did get pulled over once but got off with only a warning. This is one sweet little ride"--Horst

"One of the prettiest but most STC infested roads I've ever ridden. Nice camping spots and I hear you can rent rafts to go down the river. Also has some of the best trout fishing in WA"--Neil Thomson