Hilgard Peak, Montana

Prominence: 4063 ft, 1238 m

Elevation: 11,316 feet, 3449 meters

True Isolation: 76.4 mi, 122.96 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 11,321 ft / 3450 m
SubpeaksHilgard Peak-North Peak (11,240 ft/3426 m)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)44° 55' 0'' N; 111° 27' 33'' W
44.916588, -111.45928 (Dec Deg)
463749E 4973787N Zone 12 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionMadison (Highest Point)

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Lists that contain Hilgard Peak:
     USA Lower 48 Top 400 Peaks by Prominence (Rank #131)
     USA Lower 48 Range5 High Points (Rank #101)
     USA Lower 48 Peaks with 4000 feet of Prominence (Rank #131)
     Montana Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence (Rank #14)
     Western Contiguous USA CoHPs (Rank #100)
     Western USA CoHPs (Rank #108)
     2000-foot Prominence CoHPs - 48 States (Rank #79)
     Montana Wilderness High Points (Rank #2)
     Western USA Peaks with 25 miles of Isolation (Rank #38)
     CoHP High Five List (Rank #49)
     U.S. National Forest High Points (Rank #34)
     Montana 11,000-foot Peaks (Rank #56)
     5000 foot gain CoHPs (Rank #28)
     High Points of Counties Crossed by the Continental Divide (Rank #29)
     Montana County High Points (Rank #4)
     Select Peaks of Greater Yellowstone (Rank #50)
     Peakbagging Montana List of 53 Peaks (Rank #4)
     5000 foot gain CoHPs - 48 States (Rank #22)
     Montana Peaks with 25 Miles of Isolation (Rank #6)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       Select Peaks of Greater Yellowstone (Turiano)
       Peakbagging Montana (Jones)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     2007-08-21 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     2010-08-06 by Adam Helman
     2012-07-18 by Bob Bolton (GPS Track)

View ascents of peak by registered members (12 total)

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The latest USGS topo maps show this peak as a closed contour at 11280 feet, making its elevation in the range of 11280 to 11320 feet. However, this peak is universally considered to be higher than Koch Peak (11292 feet) and old elevations list it as 11316. This makes it the highest peak in Montana outside the Beartooth Range. Therefore, this site will list Hilgard as 11,316 feet so that it will come out as the highest in its range on automatically-created lists. Other sources list it as 11,297, also higher than Koch.

These rugged summit pinnacles make Hilgard Peak a landmark of the Madison Range (2007-08-21).
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 4063 ft/1238 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 4063 ft/1238 m
  Key Col: Divide Lake    7253 ft/2211 m
Isolation76.4 mi/122.96 km
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Ranger Peak  (SSE)
Isolation Limit Point: 43° 55' 43'' N; 110° 45' 49'' W
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RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Rocky Mountains
Range3: Greater Yellowstone Rockies
Range4: Teton Range-Yellowstone Area
Range5: Madison Range (Highest Point)
Range6: Hilgard Peaks (Highest Point)
Drainage BasinsMadison (HP)
Gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean
OwnershipLand: Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest (Highest Point)/Gallatin National Forest
Wilderness/Special Area: Lee Metcalf Wilderness Area (Highest Point)
Topo MapHilgard Peak O44111h4 1:24,000
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