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Bitterroot Range

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointScott Peak (11,393 ft/3473 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesIdaho (58%), Montana (42%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area14,742 sq mi / 38,183 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent304 mi / 489 km North-South
268 mi / 431 km East-West
Center Lat/Long45° 59' N; 114° 29' W
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Map of Bitterroot Range
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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 Bitterroot Range.
Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky MountainsLevel 3 (Parent)
         Clearwater MountainsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Bitterroot RangeLevel 4
                 Cour d'Alene MountainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Saint Joe MountainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Northern Bitterroot RangeLevel 5 (Child)
                 Central Bitteroot RangeLevel 5 (Child)
                 Beaverhead MountainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Centennial MountainsLevel 5 (Child)
         Salmon River MountainsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Sawtooth-Ketchum-Boise AreaLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Lost River-Lemhi RangesLevel 4 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Bitterroot Range

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange5
1.Scott Peak11,3933473Beaverhead Mountains
2.Peak 1129211,2923442Beaverhead Mountains
3.Webber Peak11,2843439Beaverhead Mountains
4.Eighteenmile Peak11,1253391Beaverhead Mountains
5.Cottonwood Mountain11,0243360Beaverhead Mountains
6.Italian Peak10,9983352Beaverhead Mountains
7.Garfield Mountain10,9613341Beaverhead Mountains
8.Baldy Mountain10,7733284Beaverhead Mountains
9.Lima Peaks10,7063263Beaverhead Mountains
10.Homer Youngs Peak10,6213237Beaverhead Mountains
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.Scott Peak11,3933473Beaverhead Mountains
2.Mount Jefferson10,2033110Centennial Mountains
3.Trapper Peak10,1573096Central Bitteroot Range
4.Rhodes Peak79302417Northern Bitterroot Range
5.Cherry Peak73522241Cour d'Alene Mountains
6.Latour Peak64081953Saint Joe Mountains



Photos of Peaks in the Bitterroot Range

Trapper Peak
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Trapper Peak, Montana looks jagged from the valleys below, but the summit is a relatively gentle pyramid (2013-07-11).
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Sawtell Peak
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Station Poontang on Sawtell Peak (2014-07-19). Photo by Mark McCormick.
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Bare Peak

The high wilderness of the Bitterroot Range with the start of fall colors (1992-09).
Illinois Peak
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It is always nice to find a legible and well-preserved benchmark (trig point) on a summit (2013-07-10).
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Bennett Peak
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Bennett Peak from the south–the actual summit is just behind in this view (2008-06-22). Photo by Ken Jones.
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Grizzly Mountain
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Grizzly Mountain, Idaho, from the east (2008-06-22). Photo by Ken Jones.
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