Someone who is a much better photographer than me should create a coffee table book of buttes the Great Plains. Something with lots of cool pictures, but also some some information on heights, history, and the like. I think buttes are like the Ayers Rock(s) of America, but without any of the fame. It’s time they get some of the credit they deserve for being so amazing. Any takers for this project out there?
Here’s a few cool ones from South Dakota:
Thunder Butte – 2,755 feet
Slim Buttes – 3,600 feet
Castle Rock Butte – 3,768 feet
Eagle Nest Butte – 3,410 feet
Bear Butte – 4,460 feet
The Great Plains Trail is routed to pass by Bear Butte with a spur trail to the top. As written about before in the blog, it’s an amazing place to be . . . as are all Great Plains buttes!