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Triple Divide Peak, Montana


Prominence: 180 ft, 54 m

Elevation: 8020 feet, 2444 meters


Approx. Isolation: 0.82 mi, 1.32 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 8025 ft / 2445 m
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)48° 34' 22'' N; 113° 31' 1'' W
48.572868, -113.516955 (Dec Deg)
314342E 5383034N Zone 12 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceMontana
County/Second Level RegionFlathead
Glacier
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Lists that contain Triple Divide Peak:
     USA Lower 48 Triple Divide Points (Rank #12)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1979-08-05 by Ralph Thornton
     1994-07-26 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     2010-09-11 by Anders Olson
     2012-08-28 by Richard Hensley (Unsuccessful)
     2013-08-25 by Steve Patitsas
     2014-09-14 by Evan Battaglia

View ascents of peak by registered Peakbagger.com members (24 total)

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Any way you look at it, Triple Divide Peak is one of the major hyrdrographic apexes of the world. My preliminary research seems to indicate that from this peak, the sum of the distances water must travel to reach the oceans is only exceeded by points along the Nile-Congo divide in Africa.

From Triple Divide Peak, water flows by these courses:

  • Pacific Creek, Nyack Creek, Middle Fork Flathead River, Flathead River, Clark Fork, Pend Oreille River, Columbia River, Pacifc Ocean
  • Atlantic Creek, North Fork Cut Bank Creek, Cut Bank Creek, Marias River, Missouri River, Mississippi River, Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean (5800 km/3600 mi
  • Hudson Bay Creek, Red Eagle Creek, Saint Mary Lake, Saint Mary River, Oldman River, South Saskatchewan River, Saskatchewan River, Cedar Lake, Lake Winnipeg, Nelson River, Hudson Bay, Hudson Strait, Atlantic Ocean (4000 km/1200 mi to Hudson Bay)

Triple Divide Peak looks like the prow of a battleship in this view from near Triple Divide Pass (1994-07-26).
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 180 ft/54 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 260 ft/78 m
  Line Parent: Norris Mountain
  Key Col: 7840 ft/2390 m
Isolation0.82 mi/1.32 km
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Norris Mountain  (WNW)
Isolation distance is based on NHN and is slightly overstated.
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Rocky Mountains
Range3: Central Montana Rocky Mountains
Range4: Glacier National Park Ranges
Range5: Lewis Range
Range6: Hudson River Divide
Ridges/DividesContinental Divide of N.A.
Trans-Continental Divide
Drainage BasinsMajor Triple Divide Point
Marias
Missouri
Mississippi
Gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean






Pend Oreille
Columbia
Pacific Ocean
St. Marys
Oldman
South Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan
Cedar Lake
Lake Winnipeg
Nelson
Hudson Bay
Hudson Strait
Labrador Sea
Atlantic Ocean
OwnershipLand: Glacier National Park (USA)
Wilderness/Special Area: South Glacier National Park DFWA
Topo MapMount Stimson O48113e5 1:24,000
Route #1 Scramble
Trailhead: Cut Bank Campground (Dirt Road) 5160 ft/1573 m
Vertical Gain: 2860 ft/871 m
Distance (one way): 7.75 mi/12.47 km
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