Steptoe Butte State Park
N on Hume Rd off Scholz Rd East of Steptoe
Steptoe Butte State Park preserves Steptoe Butte, a quarzite hill that rises hundreds of feet above the eastern Washington landscape. It is primarily visited for its views, which can reach 200 miles on a clear day. Some visitors use the park for hang gliding and kite flying.
Steptoe Butte is what is referred to as an isolated protrusion of bedrock in a lava flow, such as a hill or mountain. Steptoe Butte is an archetype of this, and such phenomena are now called steptoes.
Steptoe Butte (N10A0015)
View from Steptoe Butte (N10A0032)
While you're in the area, check out these sights:
- Steptoe Battlefield State Park, Rosalia, Washington
- Palouse Falls State Park, Washtucna, Washington
- Benewah Milk Bottle Buildings, Spokane, Washington