Centennial Mountains

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointMount Jefferson (10,203 ft/3110 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesIdaho (80%), Montana (12%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area2,244 sq mi / 5,811 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent74 mi / 120 km North-South
55 mi / 88 km East-West
Center Lat/Long44° 17' N; 111° 51' W
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Map of Centennial 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 Centennial Mountains.
Bitterroot RangeLevel 4 (Parent)
         Cour d'Alene MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Saint Joe MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Northern Bitterroot RangeLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Central Bitteroot RangeLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Beaverhead MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Centennial MountainsLevel 5

Major Peaks of the Centennial Mountains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Mount Jefferson10,2033110 
2.Sawtell Peak9880+3011+ 
3.Baldy Mountain9880+3011+ 
4.Baldy Mountain West9880+3011+ 
5.Taylor Mountain9840+2999+ 
6.Slide Mountain9800+2987+ 
7.Sheep Mountain96882953 
8.Jefferson-Sawtell Ridge9480+2890+ 
9.Mississippi Source Knoll9400+2865+ 
10.Peak 92009200+2804+ 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.

Photos of Peaks in the Centennial Mountains

Baldy Mountain
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Baldy Mtn from the west. The worst part of our route is the steep slog up to the top of the table on the right (2021-07-09). Photo by Richard Hensley.
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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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Sheep Mountain - North Peak
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Camp site just below Red Rock Pass about 11 mi east of Lakeside (2019-06-30). Photo by Todd Johnson.
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