Pasco to Yakima
- Distance: 97 miles
- Routes: Interstate 82, SR 12, Yakima Valley HWY
- Estimated Driving time: 2 hours
This section of the tour crosses an arid district with numerous towns, born of the coming of the railroads in the 1880s and, by the introduction of irrigation at the turn of the century, developed into rich agricultural centers. The highway curves northward through grain, hop, and alfalfa fields, broad fruit orchards, truck gardens, and dairy ranches, some of the earliest specialized farms in the state.