Anaconda Range

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Anaconda Range
Pintlers 11.jpg
View of the Anaconda or "Pintler" Range near Anaconda, Montana
Highest point
Peak West Goat Peak
Elevation 10,793 ft (3,290 m)
Coordinates 45°57′N 113°28′W / 45.950°N 113.467°W / 45.950; -113.467Coordinates: 45°57′N 113°28′W / 45.950°N 113.467°W / 45.950; -113.467
Geography
Anaconda Range is located in United States
Anaconda Range
Location within the state of Montana
Country United States
State Montana
Parent range Rocky Mountains

The Anaconda Range, informally known as the "Pintlars", is a group of high mountains located in southwestern Montana, in the northwestern United States. The mountain range takes its name from the nearby town of Anaconda, founded by Marcus Daly in 1883.[1] It runs northeast approximately 50 miles (80 km) from Lost Trail Pass to a point near the community of Anaconda, covering parts of Ravalli, Deer Lodge, Granite and Beaverhead Counties. To the northwest are the Sapphire Mountains, to the south is the Big Hole Valley. Due north, the range blends into the Flint Creek Range, and to the southeast lies the Big Hole River and Pioneer Mountains. The crest of the range is part of the Continental Divide, rising to 10,793 feet (3290 m) at West Goat Peak. Other major summits include Mt. Evans (10,641 ft, 3243 m), Mt. Haggin (10,607 ft, 3233 m), Warren Peak (10,463 ft, 3189 m), and East Goat Peak (10,399 ft, 3170 m). West Pintler Peak, located in a more commonly visited area, rises to 9894 feet (2895 m). Much of the range is protected in the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness Area.

Oreamnos Lake and West Pintler Peak, looking west from the ridge near East Pintler Peak

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  1. ^ Aarstad, Rich, Ellie Arguimbau, Ellen Baumler, Charlene Porsild, and Brian Shovers. Montana Place Names from Alzada to Zortman. Montana Historical Society Press.

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