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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.Castle Rock56561724Columbia-Yakima Hills
3.Bald Mountain5320+1622+Hoodoo Mountains
4.Sunset Mountain5200+1585+Hoodoo Mountains
5.Potato Butte51781578Columbia-Yakima Hills
6.Stagman Butte51661575Columbia-Yakima Hills
7.Beals Butte5040+1536+Hoodoo Mountains
8.Nakarna Mountain49951522Hoodoo Mountains
9.Moscow Mountain49831519The Palouse
10.Sand Mountain4960+1512+Hoodoo Mountains
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

Indian Rock
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The long ridge of Indian Rock from Simcoe Butte. (2019-11-03). Photo by Rich P.
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Bald Mountain
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Bald Mtn Lookout. (2018-08-05). Photo by Rich P.
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Sunset Mountain
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The route up Sunset Mtn. (2018-11-19). Photo by Rich P.
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Beals Butte
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Beals Butte from Point 5060 near Sand Mtn. (2018-10-25). Photo by Rich P.
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Nakarna Mountain
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Nakarna Mtn from the southeast. The summit is to the left of the clearcut right of center. (2019-05-22). Photo by Rich P.
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Moscow Mountain
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East Twin (foreground) and Moscow Mtn from West Twin. (2018-10-22). Photo by Rich P.
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Moses Mountain
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Moses Mtn from the NW near Tensed BM. (2019-05-19). Photo by Rich P.
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East Moscow Mountain
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East Moscow Mtn from Tamarack Rd. (2019-05-07). Photo by Rich P.
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East Gold Hill
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Summit of East Gold Hill. (2018-10-23). Photo by Rich P.
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East Dennis
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At the East/Middle Dennis saddle. (2019-03-14). Photo by Rich P.
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