Bear Butte

Bear Butte as seen from the Black Hills

Bear Butte as seen from the Black Hills

Bear Butte is one of the great landmarks of Western South Dakota. This 1400-foot-high butte is the core of an ancient volcano and is clearly visible against the wide open ranges. This view is from the Black Hills southwest of Sturgis.

The hills look particularly green this year after a very wet spring and moderately wet summer.