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North Dakota County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.SlopeWhite Butte3506West-Central Dakota Plains546 
2.BowmanMedicine Pole Hills3447West-Central Dakota Plains257 
3.Golden ValleySentinel Butte3430Southeast Montana Plains610 
4.BillingsBullion Butte3360Southeast Montana Plains660 
5.DunnKilldeer Mountains3281West-Central Dakota Plains  
6.AdamsWhetstone Buttes3149West-Central Dakota Plains289 
7.StarkBrown Benchmark3061West-Central Dakota Plains331 
8.HettingerBlack Butte3012West-Central Dakota Plains352 
9.GrantPretty Rock Butte2857West-Central Dakota Plains367 
10.McKenzieSaddle Butte2820Southeast Montana Plains780 
11.SiouxSioux County High Point2650West-Central Dakota Plains50 
12.WilliamsBull Butte2588Central International Border Area Plains138 
13.MortonMorton County High Point2560West-Central Dakota Plains20 
14.MountrailMountrail County High Point2550Central International Border Area Plains470 
15.BottineauBoundary Butte2541Manitoba Area Plains1031 
16.BurkeBurke County High Point2532Central International Border Area Plains342 
17.DivideDivide County High Point2470Central International Border Area Plains50 
18.MercerMercer County High Point2447West-Central Dakota Plains7 
19.OliverOliver County High Point2420West-Central Dakota Plains160 
20.RoletteRolette County High Point2400Manitoba Area Plains200 
21.WardWard County High Point2360Central International Border Area Plains40 
22.KidderKidder County High Point2320East Central Dakota Plains390 
23.McLeanDogden Butte2298Central International Border Area Plains268 
24.McIntoshMcIntosh County High Point2271East Central Dakota Plains301 
25.LoganLogan County High Point2270East Central Dakota Plains460 
26.BurleighBurleigh County High Point2250East Central Dakota Plains310 
26.WellsWells County High Point2250East Central Dakota Plains30 
26.SheridanProphet Mountains2250East Central Dakota Plains  
29.DickeyDickey County High Point2240East Central Dakota Plains210 
30.McHenryMcHenry County High Point2180Central International Border Area Plains30 
31.EmmonsEmmons County High Point2170East Central Dakota Plains170 
 Emmons or South Emmons County High Point2171East Central Dakota Plains371 
32.StutsmanStutsman County High Point2140East Central Dakota Plains220 
33.LaMoureLa Moure County High Point2080East Central Dakota Plains100 
34.RenvilleRenville County High Point2005Central International Border Area Plains3 
35.FosterFoster County High Point1960East Central Dakota Plains  
36.BensonThe Buttes1878Manitoba Area Plains268 
37.PiercePierce County High Point1850Central International Border Area Plains290 
38.TownerTowner County High Point1780Manitoba Area Plains8 
39.EddyDevils Thumb1764East Central Dakota Plains262 
40.SargentSargent County High Point1740Sioux River Upland  
41.GriggsGriggs County High Point1730East Central Dakota Plains200 
42.CavalierCavalier County High Point1680Manitoba Area Plains140 
43.NelsonBlue Mountain1665Manitoba Area Plains199 
44.WalshWalsh County High Point1655Manitoba Area Plains  
45.RamseyDevils Lake Mountain1640Manitoba Area Plains128 
46.BarnesBarnes County High Point1595East Central Dakota Plains160 
47.SteeleSteele County High Point1570East Central Dakota Plains60 
48.Grand ForksGrand Forks County High Point1530East Central Dakota Plains20 
49.RansomStanding Rock Hill1490East Central Dakota Plains110 
50.PembinaPembina County High Point1450Manitoba Area Plains  
51.RichlandRichland County High Point1290Sioux River Upland90 
52.CassCass County High Point1280East Central Dakota Plains123 
53.TraillTraill County High Point1200East Central Dakota Plains  

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List Description

Note that this list is not authoritative and it is present here mainly so climbers can log their ascents. If you are serious about county highpointing in North Dakota, then you should visit the County Highpointing Web Site, join the Yahoo County Highpointing Group, and refer to Andy Martin's book for the definitive listing of all the points.


Sources that were used to help me compile this list include:

  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 1997 by David Olson and Carl Mills, reviewed by Andy Martin.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for peaks provided by Tom Dunigan via the web site, and manually verified.


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