White Butte


White Butte

Infobox Mountain
Name=White Butte
Photo=White butte (1).jpg
Caption=A view of the shark fin rock from the top of the butte
Elevation=convert|3506|ft|m|0
Range=Chalky Buttes
Location=North Dakota, USA
Prominence =
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latd= 46|latm= 23|lats= 12|latNS=N
longd= 103|longm= 18|longs= 7|longEW=W
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Topographic
USGS Amidon
First ascent=
Easiest route= Hike
|Listing = U.S. state high point

White Butte is the highest point in the U.S. state of North Dakota. At an elevation of 3,506 ft (1,069 m), it is a prominent butte in Slope County, in the Badlands of southwestern part of the state. It is a fairly easy climb; the hike takes about one hour, round-trip. The best time to go is during the early summer when the prairie flowers are in bloom. Prairie rattlesnakes are known to inhabit the area.

The nearest town is Amidon, about seven miles to the north. The summit is located just inside the Little Missouri National Grassland and is about 35 miles south of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

The [http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=47.50889&lon=-102.87667&datum=nad27&u=4&layer=DRG&size=l&s=48 Killdeer Mountains] , 100 miles to the north, rise 900 feet from their foothills, but are 300 feet shorter than White Butte.

ee also

*List of U.S. states by elevation

References

* [http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock/151926/white-butte.html SummitPost entry]
* [http://americasroof.com/nd.shtml America's Roof entry]

External links

* [http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=46.38667&lon=-103.30194&datum=nad27&u=4&layer=DRG&size=l&s=48 USGS Topographic Map of White Butte area]
* [http://americasroof.com/highest/nd.shtml North Dakota Highest Named Summits]


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