Northwest Montana Ranges

Range TypeBogus mountain grouping for this site
Highest PointMcDonald Peak (9820 ft/2993 m)
CountriesUnited States (94%), Canada (6%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesMontana (88%), British Columbia (6%), Idaho (6%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area10,714 sq mi / 27,748 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent175 mi / 282 km North-South
142 mi / 229 km East-West
Center Lat/Long48° 7' N; 114° 56' W
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Map of Northwest Montana Ranges
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Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Northwest Montana Ranges.
Central Montana Rocky MountainsLevel 3 (Parent)
         Northwest Montana RangesLevel 4
                 Cabinet MountainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Salish MountainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Whitefish-MacDonald RangeLevel 5 (Child)
                 Mission RangeLevel 5 (Child)
                 Ninemile-Reservation DividesLevel 5 (Child)
                 Rattlesnake MountainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Thompson-Baldy AreaLevel 5 (Child)
         Glacier National Park RangesLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Bob Marshall RangesLevel 4 (Sibling)
         West Central Montana RangesLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Central Montana RangesLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Southwest Montana RangesLevel 4 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Northwest Montana Ranges

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange5
1.McDonald Peak98202993Mission Range
2.West McDonald Peak9440+2877+Mission Range
3.East Saint Marys Peak94252873Mission Range
4.Sheep's Head94172870Mission Range
5.Glacier Peaks94072867Mission Range
6.West Saint Marys Peak93722857Mission Range
7.Lowary Peak93692856Mission Range
8.Icefloe Peak93282843Mission Range
9.Peak Y9320+2841+Mission Range
10.Sonielem 931593152839Mission Range
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NameftmRange5
1.McDonald Peak98202993Mission Range
2.Snowshoe Peak87382663Cabinet Mountains
3.McLeod Peak86202627Rattlesnake Mountains
4.Nasukoin Mountain80862465Whitefish-MacDonald Range
5.Ch-paa-qn Peak79962437Ninemile-Reservation Divides
6.Baldy Mountain74642275Thompson-Baldy Area
7.McGuire Mountain69912131Salish Mountains

Photos of Peaks in the Northwest Montana Ranges

McDonald Peak
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Looking southeast toward Seeley Lake from McDonald Peak (2014-10-04). Photo by Duncan Lennon.
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Snowshoe Peak

Snowshoe Peak is the dominant summit of Montana's remote Cabinet Mountains (2007-08-13).
Sheep Mountain
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SOTA on the Summit of Sheep Mountain (2016-06-12). Photo by Matthew Conover.
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Scotchman Peak

The summit crags of Scotchman Peak, one of the highest summits in Northern Idaho (1994-07-24).

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