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North Dakota County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascents
1.BottineauBoundary Butte2541Manitoba Area Plains103125
2.McKenzieSaddle Butte2820Southeast Montana Plains78016
3.DunnKilldeer Mountains3281West-Central Dakota Plains70111
4.BillingsBullion Butte3360Southeast Montana Plains66013
5.Golden ValleySentinel Butte3430Southeast Montana Plains61026
6.SlopeWhite Butte3506West-Central Dakota Plains546456
7.MountrailMountrail County High Point2550Central International Border Area Plains4709
8.LoganLogan County High Point2270East Central Dakota Plains4606
9.KidderKidder County High Point2320East Central Dakota Plains3906
10.GrantPretty Rock Butte2857West-Central Dakota Plains3676
11.HettingerBlack Butte3012West-Central Dakota Plains35219
12.BurkeBurke County High Point2532Central International Border Area Plains3429
13.StarkBrown Benchmark3061West-Central Dakota Plains33111
14.BurleighBurleigh County High Point2250East Central Dakota Plains3109
15.McIntoshMcIntosh County High Point2271East Central Dakota Plains30111
16.PiercePierce County High Point1850Central International Border Area Plains2906
17.AdamsWhetstone Buttes3149West-Central Dakota Plains28917
18.SheridanProphet Mountains2250East Central Dakota Plains2888
19.McLeanDogden Butte2298Central International Border Area Plains2687
19.BensonThe Buttes1878Manitoba Area Plains2688
21.EddyDevils Thumb1764East Central Dakota Plains2629
22.BowmanMedicine Pole Hills3447West-Central Dakota Plains25710
23.StutsmanStutsman County High Point2140East Central Dakota Plains2206
24.DickeyDickey County High Point2240East Central Dakota Plains2108
25.GriggsGriggs County High Point1730East Central Dakota Plains2008
25.RoletteRolette County High Point2400Manitoba Area Plains2009
27.NelsonBlue Mountain1665Manitoba Area Plains1999
28.EmmonsEmmons County High Point2170East Central Dakota Plains1706
 Emmons or South Emmons County High Point2171East Central Dakota Plains3715
29.OliverOliver County High Point2420West-Central Dakota Plains1607
29.BarnesBarnes County High Point1595East Central Dakota Plains1608
31.CavalierCavalier County High Point1680Manitoba Area Plains1409
32.WilliamsBull Butte2588Central International Border Area Plains13811
33.RamseyDevils Lake Mountain1640Manitoba Area Plains12812
34.CassCass County High Point1280East Central Dakota Plains12319
35.RansomStanding Rock Hill1490East Central Dakota Plains11010
36.LaMoureLa Moure County High Point2080East Central Dakota Plains1006
37.RichlandRichland County High Point1290Sioux River Upland9010
38.SteeleSteele County High Point1570East Central Dakota Plains6010
39.SiouxSioux County High Point2650West-Central Dakota Plains509
39.DivideDivide County High Point2470Central International Border Area Plains508
41.WardWard County High Point2360Central International Border Area Plains4012
42.WellsWells County High Point2250East Central Dakota Plains306
42.McHenryMcHenry County High Point2180Central International Border Area Plains306
44.MortonMorton County High Point2560West-Central Dakota Plains208
44.Grand ForksGrand Forks County High Point1530East Central Dakota Plains2014
46.TownerTowner County High Point1780Manitoba Area Plains88
47.MercerMercer County High Point2447West-Central Dakota Plains79
48.FosterFoster County High Point1960East Central Dakota Plains07
48.TraillTraill County High Point1200East Central Dakota Plains016
48.WalshWalsh County High Point1655Manitoba Area Plains010
48.PembinaPembina County High Point1450Manitoba Area Plains06
48.RenvilleRenville County High Point2005Central International Border Area Plains012
48.SargentSargent County High Point1740Sioux River Upland011

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List Description

Note that this list is not authoritative and it is present here mainly so climbers can log their ascents. If you are serious about county highpointing in North Dakota, then you should visit the County Highpointing Web Site, join the Yahoo County Highpointing Group, and refer to Andy Martin's book for the definitive listing of all the points.


Sources that were used to help me compile this list include:

  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 1997 by David Olson and Carl Mills, reviewed by Andy Martin.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for peaks provided by Tom Dunigan via the web site, and manually verified.


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