Zuni Buttes, New Mexico

Encyclopedia Article


Buttes are similar to mesas in that they are flat-topped hills with steep sides, although they are much smaller than mesas, and tend to stand out as isolated landscape features. The Zuni Buttes are a group of such rock formations located in the northwestern corner of the Zuni Pueblo Reservation in western New Mexico.

Photo Credit: 

Aerial view of Elephant Butte Dam on the Rio Grande, Sierra County, New Mexico. A photo taken by Sprouse, Len in 1949.