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Absaroka Range

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointFrancs Peak (13,153 ft/4009 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesWyoming (74%), Montana (26%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area15,982 sq mi / 41,394 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent194 mi / 312 km North-South
149 mi / 239 km East-West
Center Lat/Long44° 27' N; 109° 25' W
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Map of Absaroka Range
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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 Absaroka Range.
Greater Yellowstone RockiesLevel 3 (Parent)
         Teton Range-Yellowstone AreaLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Absaroka RangeLevel 4
                 Northern Absaroka RangeLevel 5 (Child)
                 Beartooth MountainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Central Absaroka RangeLevel 5 (Child)
                 Southern Absaroka RangeLevel 5 (Child)
                 Washakie RangeLevel 5 (Child)
                 Owl Creek MountainsLevel 5 (Child)
         Bighorn MountainsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Wind River RangeLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Great Divide Basin AreaLevel 4 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Absaroka Range

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange5
1.Francs Peak13,1534009Southern Absaroka Range
2.Granite Peak12,7993901Beartooth Mountains
3.Mount Wood12,6603859Beartooth Mountains
4.Peak 12,63512,6353851Southern Absaroka Range
5.Castle Mountain12,6123844Beartooth Mountains
6.Whitetail Peak12,5513826Beartooth Mountains
7.Silver Run Peak12,5423823Beartooth Mountains
8.Castle Rock Spire12,5403822Beartooth Mountains
9.Washakie Needles12,5183815Washakie Range
10.Tempest Mountain12,4693801Beartooth 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.Francs Peak13,1534009Southern Absaroka Range
2.Granite Peak12,7993901Beartooth Mountains
3.Washakie Needles12,5183815Washakie Range
4.Trout Peak12,2443732Central Absaroka Range
5.Tumble Mountain11,3143449Northern Absaroka Range
6.Owl Creek Mountains High Point98743010Owl Creek Mountains



Photos of Peaks in the Absaroka Range

Francs Peak
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Grizzlies are a common sight on Francs Peak in the remote Absaroka mountains. Photo by Ken Jones.
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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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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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Washakie Needles

A climber heads towards the crags of Wyoming's Washakie Needles (2007-08-18).
Lonesome Mountain
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This photo of Lupe near Lonesome Mountain in the Beartooths was taken from the N on 7-12-13. It wasn't until 8-3-14 that Lupe returned to climb to the summit from the other side of the mountain (2013-07-12). Photo by Lupe Lunde.
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