Pilot Butte (Oregon)


Pilot Butte (Oregon)

Infobox Mountain
Name = Pilot Butte
Photo = PilotButteBend.jpg
Caption =
Elevation = convert|4142|ft|m [ cite web
url = http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/ds_mark.prl?PidBox=QD1681
title = NGS Data Sheet for PILOT BUTTE
publisher = U.S. National Geodetic Survey
accessdate = 2008-04-02
]
Location = Deschutes County, Oregon, USA
Range = Cascades
Prominence = convert|480|ft|m| [ cite web
url = http://www.peakbagger.com/peak.aspx?pid=3236
title = Pilot Butte, Oregon
publisher = Peakbagger.com
accessdate = 2008-04-02
]
Coordinates = coord|44.0606731|-121.2833644|format=dms|region:US_type:mountain [GNIS|1147672accessdate|2008-04-02]
Topographic
USGS Bend
Type = Cinder cone
Volcanic_Arc/Belt =Cascade Volcanic Arc
First ascent =
Easiest route = Road

Pilot Butte is an extinct volcano located in Bend, Oregon. It is a cinder cone which rises nearly convert|500|ft|m above the surrounding plains. Bend is one of the very few cities in the United States with volcanoes located within their boundaries. Others include Portland, Oregon, which lies within the Boring Lava Field, and Honolulu, Hawaii, which includes several volcanoes such as Diamond Head within its city limits.

The convert|100|acre|ha Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, acquired by the city in 1927, nearly covers the butte. Pilot Butte itself is a popular hiking destination and requires an ascent of about convert|500|ft|m to reach the summit. A scenic road also winds up and around the cone and saw 900,000 vehicle visits in 2004 and 2005 according to the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.Fact|date=March 2007 From the top, the entire city of Bend is visible, as well as several major Cascade peaks, most prominently the Three Sisters, Broken Top, and Mount Bachelor located about Convert|20|mi|km|0 to the west. Pilot Butte is also the location from where the Bend 4th of July fireworks are launched.Fact|date=September 2007

References

External links

* cite web
url = http://www.oregonstateparks.org/park_42.php
title = Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint
publisher = Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
accessdate = 2008-04-01
]
* cite web
url = http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Volcanoes/PilotButte
title = Pilot Butte, Oregon
publisher = USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory
accessdate = 2008-04-01
]


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