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Bitterroot Range

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointScott Peak (11,393 ft/3473 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesIdaho (56%), Montana (41%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area15,229 sq mi / 39,443 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent307 mi / 495 km North-South
268 mi / 431 km East-West
Center Lat/Long45° 58' N; 114° 28' W
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Map of Bitterroot 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 Bitterroot Range.
Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky MountainsLevel 3 (Parent)
         Clearwater MountainsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Bitterroot RangeLevel 4
                 Cour d'Alene MountainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Saint Joe MountainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Northern Bitterroot RangeLevel 5 (Child)
                 Central Bitteroot RangeLevel 5 (Child)
                 Beaverhead MountainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Centennial MountainsLevel 5 (Child)
         Salmon River MountainsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Sawtooth-Ketchum-Boise AreaLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Lost River-Lemhi RangesLevel 4 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Bitterroot Range

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange5
1.Scott Peak11,3933473Beaverhead Mountains
2.Peak 1129211,2923442Beaverhead Mountains
3.Webber Peak11,2843439Beaverhead Mountains
4.Eighteenmile Peak11,1253391Beaverhead Mountains
5.Cottonwood Mountain11,0243360Beaverhead Mountains
6.Italian Peak10,9983352Beaverhead Mountains
7.Garfield Mountain10,9613341Beaverhead Mountains
8.Jump Benchmark10,9413335Beaverhead Mountains
9.Baldy Mountain10,7733284Beaverhead Mountains
10.Peak 1076010,760+3280+Beaverhead 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.Scott Peak11,3933473Beaverhead Mountains
2.Mount Jefferson10,2033110Centennial Mountains
3.Trapper Peak10,1573096Central Bitteroot Range
4.Rhodes Peak79302417Northern Bitterroot Range
5.Cherry Peak73522241Cour d'Alene Mountains
6.Latour Peak64081953Saint Joe Mountains



Photos of Peaks in the Bitterroot Range

Garfield Mountain
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Garfield towering above Sheep Creek's valley of aspens (2021-06-18). Photo by Grog Supervolcano.
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Homer Youngs Peak
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Homer Youngs Peak rises above Heart Lake (2016-07-19). Photo by Ken Jones.
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Trapper Peak
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Trapper Peak, Montana looks jagged from the valleys below, but the summit is a relatively gentle pyramid (2013-07-11).
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Ajax Peak
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Ajax Peak from Ajax Lake (2019-08-03). Photo by Eric Higginbotham.
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Goat Mountain
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Goat Mountain as seen from Ramsey Mountain to the West (2015-08-01). Photo by Ryder Irvine.
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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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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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North Trapper Peak
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View from Trapper peak to the NE. From right to left East Trapper, North Trapper peak, with Sugarloaf and El Capitan a few worth mentioning further north in the Bitterroot Mountains. (2020-06-01). Photo by Ross Wallette.
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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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Saint Joseph Peak
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View of St. Joseph Peak, MT on the way up Little St. Joes (2009-07-02). Photo by Jerry Beals.
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