West-Central Dakota Plains

Range TypeBogus mountain grouping for this site
Highest PointHarding Peak (4019 ft/1225 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesSouth Dakota (52%), North Dakota (47%), Montana (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area32,259 sq mi / 83,551 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent229 mi / 369 km North-South
201 mi / 324 km East-West
Center Lat/Long46° 0' N; 102° 21' W
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Map of West-Central Dakota Plains
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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 West-Central Dakota Plains.
Northern US Great PlainsLevel 4 (Parent)
         Missouri-Yellowstone PlainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Southeast Montana PlainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         West-Central Dakota PlainsLevel 5
         East Central Dakota PlainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Sioux River UplandLevel 5 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the West-Central Dakota Plains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Harding Peak40191225 
2.East Short Pine Hills4000+1219+ 
3.Lone Mountain38281167 
4.Castle Rock Butte37681148 
5.Table Mountain3620+1103+ 
6.Gustave Butte3580+1091+ 
7.Mount McKinley3580+1091+ 
8.Dead Horse Butte3540+1079+ 
9.White Butte35061069 
10.Chalky Buttes34841062 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.

Photos of Peaks in the West-Central Dakota Plains

Castle Rock Butte
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Castle Rock Butte, looking west from the near the geographic center of the U.S.A.
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White Butte

White Butte, North Dakota rises above cattle grazing lands (1989-05-13).
Peck Hill
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Coming up from the saddle just south of Peck Hill, after following the buffalo trail (marked by their scat) to get up to saddle (2021-06-26). Photo by JohnE Sarna.
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