Roof Butte facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsRoof Butte
|Elevation||9,787 ft (2,983 m) NAVD 88|
|Prominence||3,140 ft (960 m)|
|Location||Navajo Nation, Apache County, Arizona, U.S.|
|Parent range||Chuska Mountains|
|Topo map||USGS Roof Butte|
|Easiest route||Indian Route 68|
Roof Butte (Navajo: Adáá dikʼá "Roof shaped mountain on the run") is a peak in the Chuska Mountains in Arizona, United States. Roof Butte is the highest peak of the Chuska Mountains which run in a north-northwest direction across the Arizona-New Mexico border. Roof Butte is a visible butte for miles around. The butte has an elevation of 9,787 feet (2,983 m). A manned-lookout tower is located on Roof Butte. Two funnel shaped explosion volcanic pipes formed the flattish summit of Roof Butte, and a low lava dome caps one nearby peak.
Access to the Navajo Nation requires a permit.
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