McKenzie County High Point Trip Report

Saddle Butte (2,820+ ft)

Date: May 5, 2002
Author: Ken Oeser

From Watford City drive east on ND23 to its turn north at intersection with ND73. Drive north on ND23 for 5 miles and turn right onto CR14, drive 2 miles and turn right (south), and drive just over a mile and park on the side of the road just west of Saddle Butte.

The fence and gates are posted no trespassing, so I asked a local couple driving by if they thought anyone would mind me hiking to the top, and they said there should be no problem. There is a communication tower on the lower side of Saddle Butte. I hiked up the 4WD road shown on the topo, and then veered right and up the steep side of the high side to the top. This is a quick one and has nice views.