Flint Creek Range

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Flint Creek Range
Flint Creek Range2.jpg
Flint Creek Range as seen near Garrison, Montana
Highest point
Peak Mount Powell
Elevation 10,168 ft (3,099 m)
Coordinates 46°22′00″N 113°06′33″W / 46.36667°N 113.10917°W / 46.36667; -113.10917Coordinates: 46°22′00″N 113°06′33″W / 46.36667°N 113.10917°W / 46.36667; -113.10917
Geography
Country United States
State Montana

The Flint Creek Range, el. 10,168 feet (3,099 m),[1] is a mountain range northeast of Philipsburg, Montana in Granite County, Montana. The highest point in the range is Mount Powell, at 10,168 ft. in elevation.[2]

About 60,000 acres of the Flints are roadless.[3] From Deer Lodge, Montana, there appears to be a level, barren ridge connecting Mount Powell and Deer Lodge Mountain, el. 9765 ft. However, if one is traveling eastbound on Interstate 90, in the stretch between Drummond and Garrison, Montana, looking up one can see that this ridge is actually a sheer cliff called "The Crater."[3] The Crater is characterized as "[g]iant granite ribs resembling the backbone of a dinosaur" by Cunningham.[3] The Flints have the typical Rocky Mountain fauna, including a few mountain goats. The area is popular for hunting of deer, elk, and blue grouse, but otherwise appears to receive little recreational use.[3] A six-person capacity cabin on Doney Lake is available for rental from the Deer Lodge Ranger District year-round.[3] Dozens of alpine lakes in the range provide good fishing.[4]

The Discovery Ski Area is located in the southwestern part of the Flints, near Georgetown Lake.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Flint Creek Range". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Peakbagger.com. "Flint Creek Range". Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Cunningham, Bill (1995). Wild Montana. Helena, MT: Falcon Publishing. pp. 80–83. ISBN 1-56044-393-6. 
  4. ^ Cunningham, Bill (1990). Montana Wildlands. Helena, MT: American Geographic Publishing. p. 44. ISBN 0-938314-93-9.