Mount Rushmore
Part of Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Also Known As: Butchers Hill, Igmu Tanka Paha, Six Grandfathers Mountain, Slaughterhouse Mountain, and Tunkasila Sakpe Paha.



Prominent elevation rising above the surrounding level of the Earth's surface; does not include pillars, ridges, or ranges.
See also: Pillars, Ranges, and Ridges
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude, Longitude:
43.8802654°, -103.4588021°
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5659 ft. (1725 m.)

Topographic Map

US Topo Map

The USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) publishes a set of the most commonly used topographic maps of the U.S. called US Topo that are separated into rectangular quadrants that are printed at 22.75"x29" or larger. Mount Rushmore is covered by the Mount Rushmore, SD US Topo Map quadrant

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Nearby Summits

Nearby Cities

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Elbert, CO 327 mi
Hugo, CO 328 mi
Simla, CO 329 mi
Perry Park, CO 329 mi

Nearby Points of Interest

Mount Rushmore Memorial Man-made 0.1 mi
Mount Rushmore National Memorial Man-made 0.3 mi
Mount Rushmore KOA Man-made 1.0 mi
Big Shot Mine Man-made 1.0 mi
Grizzly Bear Falls Water 1.2 mi

Nearby Photos

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Historical Weather

Below are weather averages from 1971 to 2000 according to data gathered from the nearest official weather station. The nearest weather station for both precipitation and temperature measurements is MT RUSHMORE NATL which is approximately 0 miles away and has an elevation of 5,250 feet (409 feet lower than Mount Rushmore). Because the nearest station and this geographic feature may have differences in elevation and topography, the historic weather at the two separate locations may be different as well.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (in inches)

Month Precip AVG High Temp AVG Low Temp
January .38" 32.7° 16.1°
February .55" 35.9° 18.8°
March 1.17" 41.7° 23.4°
April 2.21" 49.8° 30.9°
May 3.95" 60.6° 40.8°
June 3.74" 71.5° 50.9°
July 3.16" 78.8° 58.1°
August 2.04" 77.5° 57.7°
September 1.55" 67.2° 48.5°
October 1.58" 55.3° 37.3°
November .64" 40.6° 25.0°
December .46" 34.3° 18.3°

Summer High Temps

This location's average summer high temps are lower than 89% of other locations on record.

Winter Low Temps

This location's average winter low temps are lower than 60% of other locations on record.

Precipitation Levels

This location's average precipitation levels are lower than 73% of other locations on record.