United States West Steptoe Butte Viewpoint

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Joe Becker

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Standing more than 1,000 feet above the surrounding landscape, Steptoe Butte offers unparalleled views of the rolling hills and fields of the Palouse. With good reason, it is the most popular photographic location in the region. Near sunrise and sunset in late spring and early summer, you will find dozens or more other photographers sharing the view. Luckily, you will find plenty of room for everyone to set up a tripod. There is some debate about whether the views are better from the top or partway down the slopes, such as this viewpoint. It is about 550 feet lower than the top and, though usually not as crowded as the top, it is very popular with photographers. The view is to the west and partially to the north and south.

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