Northwest Wildflowers

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Anatone Butte

Asotin & Garfield Counties, Washington

Umatilla National Forest

Fees: none

Activity: drive + walks/hikes

Elevation: 4100'-6200'

Current status (as of 4/19/24): not blooming

Notes: The Blue Mountains of Washington are separated by the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness and Tucannon River Canyon into two parts that you cannot drive directly between. Kendall Skyline Road traverses the western half, and the drive shown on this page covers the east. There's no special name for this route that begins (or ends) at Anatone Butte; it's just a ridge-top meander along Forest Roads 4304, 43, 44, and 40. (All the roads are gravel, but any car can handle them easily.)

Peak wildflower bloom at Anatone Butte is typically from mid-May through June into mid-July, but there may be some flowers blooming from early May until the end of July.*

Typical year:

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* The dates given on this Web site for each location's blooming season are only estimates and can vary from year to year. Weather conditions in the winter and spring can shift these dates by up to a month, especially in the mountains. For the latest updates, check the Oregon Wildflowers or PortlandHikers Facebook groups, or browse the most recent postings to iNaturalist or Instagram.