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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

Bald Mountain
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Bald Mtn Lookout. (2018-08-05). Photo by Richard Perkins.
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Sunset Mountain
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The route up Sunset Mtn. (2018-11-19). Photo by Richard Perkins.
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Beals Butte
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Beals Butte from Point 5060 near Sand Mtn. (2018-10-25). Photo by Richard Perkins.
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Moscow Mountain
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East Twin (foreground) and Moscow Mtn from West Twin. (2018-10-22). Photo by Richard Perkins.
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Baby Grand Mountain
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Racing to beat the sunset on Baby Grand Mtn summit. (2018-11-20). Photo by Richard Perkins.
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East Gold Hill
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Summit of East Gold Hill. (2018-10-23). Photo by Richard Perkins.
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Badger Mountain
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BM Ski with summit cairn (register hidden) behind in the little patches of March snow (2015-03-07). Photo by Jobe Wymore.
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Hog Ranch Buttes
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Hog Ranch Butte from the west (Boar Peak). (2018-01-30). Photo by Richard Perkins.
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Boar Peak
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Boar Peak from the east. (2018-01-30). Photo by Richard Perkins.
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Potato Hill
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Potato Hill from Main Street in Deary. (2018-11-29). Photo by Richard Perkins.
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