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Beartooth Mountains

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointGranite Peak (12,799 ft/3901 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesMontana (88%), Wyoming (12%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area1,841 sq mi / 4,769 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent54 mi / 87 km North-South
55 mi / 88 km East-West
Center Lat/Long45° 15' N; 109° 28' W
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Map of Beartooth 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 Beartooth Mountains.
Absaroka RangeLevel 4 (Parent)
         Northern Absaroka RangeLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Beartooth MountainsLevel 5
                 Granite RangeLevel 6 (Child)
         Central Absaroka RangeLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Southern Absaroka RangeLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Washakie RangeLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Owl Creek MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Beartooth Mountains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Granite Peak12,7993901 
2.Mount Wood12,6603859Granite Range
3.Castle Mountain12,6123844 
4.Whitetail Peak12,5513826 
5.Silver Run Peak12,5423823 
6.Rainbow Peak12,5403822 
7.Tempest Mountain12,4693801 
8.Castle Rock Spire12,4503795 
9.Mount Peal12,4093782 
10.Castle Rock Mountain12,4013780 
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.Mount Wood12,6603859Granite Range



Photos of Peaks in the Beartooth Mountains

Granite Peak

Granite Peak under ominous leaden clouds, from the slope of Froze-to-Death plateau (1991-08-26).
Mount Wood
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Stream crossings are a part of mountain climbing--this one is on the approach to Mount Wood, Montana (2012-08-06).
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Mount Wood - West Peak
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Looking North, peak on the far left is Mount Wood - West (2016-07-25). Photo by Ryan McCandless.
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Castle Mountain
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Castle Mountain from Sundance Mountain - August 2004. Photo from Summitpost.com, courtesy of Jason Maehl.
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Whitetail Peak
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Nearing Whitetail on Sundance Pass (2016-06-19). Photo by Jeff McGowan.
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Silver Run Peak
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Nearing the Summit. Wind became severe and visibility poor (2016-05-30). Photo by Jeff McGowan.
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Tempest Mountain
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Granite Peak from the summit of Tempest, our consolation after a failed attempt just 100m from the summit (2018-07-04). Photo by Daniel Mick.
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Beartooth Mountain
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View of the eastern aspect of Beartooth mountain and the signature famous Beartooth while heading up the western flanks of Rearguard (2021-08-28). Photo by Josh Super.
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Mount Villard
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A view of the Villard Spires from Upper Aero in early conditions. The summit spire is the largest one situated on the left. Mt Villard summit is the rightmost of the two peaks to the left (2021-06-19). Photo by Josh Super.
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Mount Hague
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Mount Hague as seen from Froze-to-Death Plateau (2022-07-20).
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