Central Great Plains

Range TypeGeographically-defined sub-range
Highest PointBald Mountain (7881 ft/2402 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesNebraska (34%), Kansas (29%), Colorado (13%), South Dakota (8%), Wyoming (8%), Missouri (5%), Oklahoma (3%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area225,440 sq mi / 583,890 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent631 mi / 1,015 km North-South
774 mi / 1,245 km East-West
Center Lat/Long40° 19' N; 99° 25' W
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Map of Central Great 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 Central Great Plains.
Great PlainsLevel 3 (Parent)
         Canadian Great PlainsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Northern US Great PlainsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Black HillsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Central Great PlainsLevel 4
                 Wyoming-NW Nebraska High PlainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills PlainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Sand HillsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Northeast Nebraska PlainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Inter-Platte High PlainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Colorado PiedmontLevel 5 (Child)
                 West Kansas-Nebraska High PlainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 East Kansas-Nebraska PlainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Flint HillsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Osage-Missouri PlainsLevel 5 (Child)
         Southern Great PlainsLevel 4 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Central Great Plains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange5
1.Bald Mountain78812402Colorado Piedmont
2.True Mountain77842373Colorado Piedmont
3.Raspberry Butte7720+2353+Colorado Piedmont
4.Vollmer Hill77042348Colorado Piedmont
5.Peak 767576752339Colorado Piedmont
6.Rattlesnake Butte7570+2307+Colorado Piedmont
7.Larkspur Butte75352297Colorado Piedmont
8.Dawson Butte74812280Colorado Piedmont
9.Corner Mountain7480+2280+Colorado Piedmont
10.Nemrick Butte74652275Colorado Piedmont
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.Bald Mountain78812402Colorado Piedmont
2.Weld County High Point6380+1945+Inter-Platte High Plains
3.Pine Ridge63151925Wyoming-NW Nebraska High Plains
4.Dawes County High Point4820+1469+Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains
5.Landsman Hill46521418West Kansas-Nebraska High Plains
6.Reilly Hill4400+1341+Sand Hills
7.Rock County High Point2710826Northeast Nebraska Plains
8.Graham County High Point2640805East Kansas-Nebraska Plains
9.Butler County High Point1680+512+Flint Hills
10.Osage County High Point1360+415+Osage-Missouri Plains

Photos of Peaks in the Central Great Plains

Panorama Point

A tiny monument marks the highest elevation in Nebraska, with endless plains stretching into the distance (1989-05-10).
Mount Sunflower

The high point of Kansas, Mount Sunflower, had these interesting sculptures decorating the summit (1989-04-24).

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