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The Palouse

Range TypeHighland or plateau
Highest PointMoscow Mountain (4983 ft/1519 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesWashington (75%), Idaho (25%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area2,944 sq mi / 7,624 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent74 mi / 119 km North-South
83 mi / 133 km East-West
Center Lat/Long46° 57' N; 117° 21' W
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Map of The Palouse
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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 The Palouse.
North Columbia PlateauLevel 4 (Parent)
         Central Washington StateLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Eastern Washington PlateauLevel 5 (Sibling)
         The PalouseLevel 5
         Hoodoo MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Columbia-Yakima HillsLevel 5 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the The Palouse

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Moscow Mountain49831519 
2.East Moscow Mountain47211439 
3.Mission Mountain43241318 
4.Mineral Mountain41281258 
5.Paradise Ridge37021128 
6.Peak 368836881124 
7.Liberty Butte36711119 
8.Kamiak Butte36411110 
9.Steptoe Butte36121101 
10.Tomer Butte34661056 
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 The Palouse

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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