Cape Flattery Tribal Scenic Byway | The Olympic Peninsula, WA

Cape Flattery Tribal Scenic Byway

It’s just 12 miles of highway, but the Cape Flattery Tribal Scenic Byway brims with history, culture and scenic gems that will take your breath away.

Visit the First Tribal Road to be Awarded Scenic Status
Stretching along U.S. State Route 112 between the eastern boundary of the Makah Indian Reservation and Cape Flattery, this byway crosses the ancestral home of the Makah Tribe, residents of the region for thousands of years. Explore the remote and historic town of Neah Bay, steeped in tribal tradition and culture and a popular destination for sport fishing, kayaking, surfing and advanced scuba.

Visit the renowned Makah Cultural and Research Center to learn more about the Tribe’s centuries-old connection to the land and water. This is the first tribal road to be awarded “scenic status”” a designation by the US Department of Transportation to recognize selected roads throughout the United States based on their archaeological, cultural, recreational and scenic qualities.

At the end of the route, you’ll find an incredible reward—Cape Flattery—the northernmost spot in the contiguous U.S. And, this is the only road that can take you there. Take in churning waves and mysterious sea caves, and keep your eyes peeled for whales and other wildlife. You’ll feel like you’re on the edge of the world.

But the scenery doesn’t stop here. Extend your drive to visit more Olympic Peninsula attractions and destinations along the way.