Montana County Highpoints

Montana, United States, North America
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Montana County Highpoints

Montana is home to 56 counties, with 54 different county highpoints.  Showshoe Peak, highpoints of both Lincoln County and Sanders County, and Mount Edith, highpoints of both Meagher County and Broadwater County, are the reason there are fewer highpoints than counties. 

The Treasure State, being the fourth-largest state, is quite geographically diverse.  There is a stark contrast between the mountainous western part of the state and the vast (and largely flat) farming and ranching country in the eastern part of the state.  In fact, there is a little over 10,000 feet of altitude difference between the highest point and the lowest highpoint. 

Getting to the top of all 54 highpoints is a huge endeavor.  There are peaks in several different wilderness areas (some quite remote), peaks in Glacier National Park, and a few highpoints where access to private property is required.  Montana is definitely one of the more difficult states to reach all the county highpoints.

Another reason it can be tricky (especially in Eastern Montana) is in several counties there are multiple unnamed points within a short distance of one another that are VERY close in elevation.  The only way to know for sure is to make your way to each point to ensure that you've hit the true highpoint.


HIGHPOINT                                                COUNTY                                    ELEVATION               

Tweedy Mountain                                          Beaverhead                                 11,154

Unnamed Point                                             Big Horn                                      9,257

Unnamed Point                                             Blaine                                          5,960

Mount Edith                                                  Broadwater                                 9,480

Castle Mountain                                            Carbon                                        12,612

West Butte                                                  Carter                                          4,450

Long Mountain                                              Cascade                                       8,621

Highwood Baldy                                            Chouteau                                     7,670

Unnamed Point                                              Custer                                         3,785 +/-

Unnamed Point                                              Daniels                                        3,132

Unnamed Point                                              Dawson                                       3,474

West Goat Peak                                            Deer Lodge                                   10,793

Unnamed Point                                              Fallon                                           3,620 +/-

Greathouse Peak or Old Baldy                         Fergus                                          8,681 +/-

Mount Stimson                                              Flathead                                       10,142

Wilson Peak                                                  Gallatin                                         10,705

Unnamed Point                                              Garfield                                         3,662 +/-

Mount Cleveland                                            Glacier                                          10,466

Unnamed Point                                              Golden Valley                                 8,640 +/-

Warren Peak                                                 Granite                                          10,463

Baldy                                                           Hill                                                 6,916

Crow Peak                                                    Jefferson                                       9,415

Big Baldy Mountain                                       Judith Basin                                    9,175

McDonald Peak                                             Lake                                              9,820

Red Mountain                                               Lewis and Clark                              9,411

Mount Brown                                               Liberty                                           6,958

Snowshoe Peak                                            Lincoln                                           8,738

Unnamed Point                                             McCone                                          3,440 +/-

Hilgard Peak                                                 Madison                                         11,316

Mount Edith                                                 Meagher                                          9,480

Quartz Benchmark                                        Mineral                                            7,770

Lowary Peak a.k.a. Peak "X"                           Missoula                                          9,369

Unnamed Point                                             Musselshell                                      4,908 +/-

Granite Peak                                                 Park                                               12,799

Unnamed Point                                             Petroleum                                        4,032 +/-

Unnamed Point                                             Phillips                                             5,720 +/-

Unnamed Point                                             Pondera                                          8,840 +/-

Unnamed Point                                             Powder River                                   4,420 +/-

Mount Powell                                                Powell                                            10,168

Unnamed Point                                             Prairie                                             3,600 +/- 

Trapper Peak                                                Ravalli                                             10,157

Unnamed Point                                             Richland                                          2,940 +/-

Unnamed Point                                             Roosevelt                                        2,900 +/-

Unnamed Point                                             Rosebud                                          4,807

Snowshoe Peak                                            Sanders                                           8,738

Unnamed Point                                             Sheridan                                          2,771

Table Mountain                                             Silver Bow                                        10,223

Mount Wood                                                Stillwater                                          12,649

Mount Douglas                                             Sweetgrass                                      11,282

Rocky Mountain                                            Teton                                               9,392

West Butte                                                  Toole                                                6,983

Unnamed Point                                             Treasure                                           4,260 +/-

Unnamed Point                                             Valley                                               3,305 +/-

Unnamed Point                                             Wheatland                                        8,772

Unnamed Point                                             Wibaux                                             3,360 +/-

Stratford Hill                                                Yellowstone                                       4,971



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