Fodor's Expert Review Steptoe Butte State Park
The park is named after an army officer who lost a battle in 1858 against Native Americans at nearby Rosalia. The lieutenant colonel and other survivors sneaked away at night—a retreat historians think was permitted by their adversaries. The park has picnic tables but no water, and the access road has seen better days. But the hike to the summit of the 3,600-foot-high butte rewards hikers with panoramic views 200 miles in the distance.