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North Columbia Plateau

Range TypeHighland or plateau
Highest PointIndian Rock (5845 ft/1782 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesWashington (92%), Idaho (8%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area20,281 sq mi / 52,529 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent175 mi / 282 km North-South
238 mi / 383 km East-West
Center Lat/Long46° 52' N; 118° 46' W
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Map of North Columbia Plateau
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Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the North Columbia Plateau.
Columbia PlateauLevel 3 (Parent)
         North Columbia PlateauLevel 4
                 Central Washington StateLevel 5 (Child)
                 Eastern Washington PlateauLevel 5 (Child)
                 The PalouseLevel 5 (Child)
                 Hoodoo MountainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Columbia-Yakima HillsLevel 5 (Child)
         Blue MountainsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Wallowa MountainsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Western Idaho RangesLevel 4 (Sibling)
         South Columbia PlateauLevel 4 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the North Columbia Plateau

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange5
1.Indian Rock58451782Columbia-Yakima Hills
2.Bald Mountain5320+1622+Hoodoo Mountains
3.Beals Butte5040+1536+Hoodoo Mountains
4.Moscow Mountain49831519The Palouse
5.Benewah Benchmark48061465Hoodoo Mountains
6.Simcoe Butte47981462Columbia-Yakima Hills
7.East Moscow Mountain47211439The Palouse
8.Lone Pine Butte47201439Columbia-Yakima Hills
9.Sheep Butte44221348Columbia-Yakima Hills
10.Mission Mountain43241318The Palouse
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NameftmRange5
1.Indian Rock58451782Columbia-Yakima Hills
2.Bald Mountain5320+1622+Hoodoo Mountains
3.Moscow Mountain49831519The Palouse
4.Badger Mountain42541297Central Washington State
5.Lilienthal Mountain35681088Eastern Washington Plateau



Photos of Peaks in the North Columbia Plateau

Steptoe Butte
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Steptoe Butte rises alone from the surrounding low hills of the Palouse (2012-08-11).
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