Big Snowy Mountains

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointGreathouse Peak (8681 ft/2646 m)
CountriesUnited States
Area3,687 sq mi / 9,549 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent64 mi / 103 km North-South
94 mi / 152 km East-West
Center Lat/Long46° 44' N; 108° 49' W
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Map of Big Snowy Mountains
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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 Big Snowy Mountains.
Central Montana RangesLevel 4 (Parent)
         Big Belt MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Bridger RangeLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Highwood MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Little Belt MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Castle MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Crazy MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Judith-Moccasin RangesLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Big Snowy MountainsLevel 5
                 Little Snowy MountainsLevel 6 (Child)
         Bull MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Big Snowy Mountains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Greathouse Peak86812646 
2.Old Baldy8680+2646+ 
3.Lost Peak81992499 
4.Peak 744674462270 
5.Willow Benchmark55791700Little Snowy Mountains
6.West Sahara Hill5480+1670+ 
7.Sahara Hill5480+1670+ 
8.Musselshell County High Point49051495 
9.Pike Creek Hills40321229Little Snowy Mountains
10.Rattlesnake Butte34881063Little Snowy 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 NameftmRange6
1.Willow Benchmark55791700Little Snowy Mountains

Photos of Peaks in the Big Snowy Mountains

Greathouse Peak
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The one and only “Desert Rat” taking a break on the summit of Greathouse Peak (2016-06-26). Photo by Jobe Wymore.
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Old Baldy
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Old Baldy from Greathouse Peak with Half Moon Pass on the left (2014-09-13). Photo by Gustav Sexauer.
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Old Baldy-South Slope
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I’m standing pretty close to the county line where this photo is taken. A cairn can be seen if you zoom (towards the top) in where another climber had marked the “liner” where they thought it was located. Old Baldy is the bump up ahead. (2019-07-22). Photo by Jobe Wymore.
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Musselshell County High Point
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The tri-county section marker seen below the post measures 6+ feet higher than any of the other 2 candidates. (2016-05-26). Photo by Pat Wymore.
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