top of page



Welcome to Colfax!

Located in the heart of the Palouse, Colfax is home to 2,846 residents and holds the county seat for Whitman County.

Colfax enjoys a healthy mix of history, culture, unique locally owned businesses, rural and urban neighborhoods, and amazing all-season recreation.


People come from all over the world to photograph the Palouse, ride bikes on our network of trails and gravel roads, hike or snowshoe on area trails, and play in nearby lakes or rivers. Enjoy our Street art and galleries, eat and shop at unique locally owned businesses. Visit the Perkins House for a tour of our founder's Victorian mansion or book a Haunted Hospital tour of the amazing Saint Ignatiaus Hospital.

We look forward to seeing you soon. Come Explore Colfax!




Best Western

RtE 26  Farmhouse

Hilltop RV park

Palouse Empire Fairgrounds RV Park

Steptoe butte RV Park



  • the Codger Pole- downtown Colfax monument to a 1938 football game.

  • Golf Colfax Golf course a beautiful 9-hole course nestled in Colfax.

  • Enjoy downtown Colfax's shops, wine bar & gallery, restaurants and coffee shops.

  • Palouse River Trail-Lovely hike in Colfax, 5 miles round trip, flat walk along the Palouse River

  • Kamiak Butte State Park

  • Steptoe Butte Park

  • Photography is amazing in any season in the Palouse, but please ask for permission, even empty fields are likely private property

  • The Palouse to Cascades Trail - Trail Head is in nearby Tekoa, Washington. 

  • Tour the Dams and Fish ladders on the Snake River

  • Palouse Falls - near Washtucna, West of Colfax



  • The Perkins House Museum- Founder's home and lovely Victorian home

  • Saint Ignatius Hospital -Historical and Haunted Tours

  • Enjoy downtown Colfax's shops, wine bar & gallery, restaurants and coffee shops.

  • Whitman County Library downtown Colfax- Designed by local Spokane architect, Warren C. Heylman

  • Visit nearby Washington State University, Eastern Washington University & University of Idaho- which have beautiful campuses

Check the Events Calendar to see what events are happening in Colfax.

bottom of page