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North Dakota County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
Ascent Date
1.SlopeWhite Butte3506West-Central Dakota Plains556 
2.BowmanMedicine Pole Hills3447West-Central Dakota Plains267 
3.Golden ValleySentinel Butte3430Southeast Montana Plains630 
4.BillingsBullion Butte3380Southeast Montana Plains700 
5.DunnKilldeer Mountains3281West-Central Dakota Plains721 
6.AdamsWhetstone Buttes3149West-Central Dakota Plains299 
7.StarkBrown Benchmark3061West-Central Dakota Plains341 
8.HettingerBlack Butte3012West-Central Dakota Plains362 
9.GrantPretty Rock Butte2857West-Central Dakota Plains377 
10.McKenzieSaddle Butte2840Southeast Montana Plains820 
11.SiouxSioux County High Point2660West-Central Dakota Plains70 
12.WilliamsBull Butte2588Central International Border Area Plains148 
13.MortonMorton County High Point2580West-Central Dakota Plains60 
14.MountrailMountrail County High Point2560Central International Border Area Plains490 
15.BottineauBoundary Butte2541Manitoba Area Plains1036 
16.BurkeBurke County High Point2532Central International Border Area Plains352 
17.DivideDivide County High Point2480Central International Border Area Plains70 
18.MercerMercer County High Point2447West-Central Dakota Plains27 
19.OliverOliver County High Point2440West-Central Dakota Plains200 
20.RoletteRolette County High Point2410Manitoba Area Plains235 
21.WardWard County High Point2370Central International Border Area Plains60 
22.KidderKidder County High Point2330East Central Dakota Plains410 
23.McLeanDogden Butte2298Central International Border Area Plains278 
24.LoganLogan County High Point2280East Central Dakota Plains480 
25.McIntoshMcIntosh County High Point2271East Central Dakota Plains311 
26.BurleighBurleigh County High Point2260East Central Dakota Plains330 
26.SheridanProphet Mountains2260East Central Dakota Plains  
26.WellsWells County High Point2260East Central Dakota Plains50 
29.DickeyDickey County High Point2250East Central Dakota Plains230 
30.McHenryMcHenry County High Point2190Central International Border Area Plains50 
31.EmmonsEmmons County High Point2180East Central Dakota Plains190 
 Emmons or South Emmons County High Point2171East Central Dakota Plains381 
32.StutsmanStutsman County High Point2150East Central Dakota Plains240 
33.LaMoureLa Moure County High Point2090East Central Dakota Plains120 
34.RenvilleRenville County High Point2005Central International Border Area Plains3 
35.FosterFoster County High Point1970East Central Dakota Plains  
36.BensonThe Buttes1878Manitoba Area Plains278 
37.PiercePierce County High Point1860Central International Border Area Plains310 
38.TownerTowner County High Point1785Manitoba Area Plains13 
39.EddyDevils Thumb1764East Central Dakota Plains262 
40.SargentSargent County High Point1750Sioux River Upland  
41.GriggsGriggs County High Point1740East Central Dakota Plains220 
42.CavalierCavalier County High Point1685Manitoba Area Plains155 
43.NelsonBlue Mountain1665Manitoba Area Plains199 
44.WalshWalsh County High Point1660Manitoba Area Plains  
45.RamseyDevils Lake Mountain1645Manitoba Area Plains133 
46.BarnesBarnes County High Point1600East Central Dakota Plains165 
47.SteeleSteele County High Point1580East Central Dakota Plains80 
48.Grand ForksGrand Forks County High Point1540East Central Dakota Plains40 
49.RansomStanding Rock Hill1490East Central Dakota Plains120 
50.PembinaPembina County High Point1460Manitoba Area Plains  
51.RichlandRichland County High Point1300Sioux River Upland110 
52.CassCass County High Point1285East Central Dakota Plains128 
53.TraillTraill County High Point1210East 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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