The White Butte In North Dakota Takes You Above The World
North Dakota has many deep valleys and painted canyons, but as far as mountain peaks go it’s a little lacking. There is another formation we do have, however, that can be equally impressive, and that’s the butte. They can form from seemingly out of no where, even among a landscape of gently rolling hills interrupted by the towering structure of a butte. Nowhere else is this more true than White Butte, located just outside of Amidon, ND. Not only is this butte huge and beautiful, it is also the state’s highest point. Are you up for climbing to the top of the state?
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White Butte is located on private property and the owners are generous enough to keep the trail maintained and open for a small donation when you visit the butte. They allow you to ascend to the summit yourself, but make sure to respect the area.
It is located about 7 miles southeast of Amidon, ND. The exact location can be found here.
Leah moved to North Dakota when she was 12 years old and has traveled from the Red River Valley to the badlands and many places in between. She loves small-town life and currently enjoys living on a small farm in the ND prairie. She's always had a passion for writing and has participated in novel writing challenges such as NaNoWriMo multiple times. Her favorite part about this job is recognizing small businesses that deserve a boost and seeing the positive affect her articles can have on their traffic, especially in rural areas that might have otherwise gone overlooked.
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