McLean County High Point Trip Report

Dogden Butte (2,298 ft)

Date: April 28, 2002
Author: Dan Richardson

Either go north from Bismarck or south from Minot on U.S. 83 to Max, ND. Go east on Highway 53 through Ruso and then another 8 miles. Dogden Butte is fairly easy to pick out on the south side of the highway. It has several antennae along the ridge line. There's a maintenance road that runs along the entire ridge, but is gated and posted 'No Trespassing', so you could theoretically drive right to the HP.

I got out and walked. As the crow flies it only about 3/4 mile, but if you follow the road (which you'll need to do unless you want to go bushwhacking through a bunch of scrub brush) you'll end up walking about a mile. The HP lies on a little bump just west of the southernmost tower and that's where the BM is.