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Steptoe Butte is a quartzite island jutting out of the silty loess of the Palouse hills in Whitman County, Washington, in the northwest United States. The 3,612-foot butte is preserved as Steptoe Butte State Park, a publicly owned 150-acre recreation area located 12 miles east of Colfax. Steptoe Butte and Kamiak Butte comprise Steptoe and Kamiak Buttes National Natural Landmark.

Steptoe Butte State Park
Washington State Park
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Steptoe Butte
Map showing the location of Steptoe Butte State Park
Map showing the location of Steptoe Butte State Park
Map showing the location of Steptoe Butte State Park
Map showing the location of Steptoe Butte State Park
Location

Whitman, Washington, United States

3,612 ft (1,101 m)
Coordinates 47°01′57″N 117°17′55″W / 47.03250°N 117.29861°W / 47.03250; -117.29861Coordinates: 47°01′57″N 117°17′55″W / 47.03250°N 117.29861°W / 47.03250; -117.29861
Area 150 acres (61 ha)
Established 1946
Operator Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
Website Steptoe Butte State Park
Designated 1965

Steptoe Butte is a quartzite island jutting out of the silty loess of the Palouse hills in Whitman County, Washington, in the northwest United States. The 3,612-foot (1,101 m) butte is preserved as Steptoe Butte State Park, a publicly owned 150-acre (61 ha) recreation area located 12 miles (19 km) east of Colfax. Steptoe Butte and Kamiak Butte comprise Steptoe and Kamiak Buttes National Natural Landmark.

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