Amphitheater Mountain (Montana)

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Amphitheater Mountain
Amphitheater Mountain is located in Montana
Amphitheater Mountain
Amphitheater Mountain
Highest point
Elevation 8,690 ft (2,650 m) [1]
Prominence 530 ft (160 m) [1]
Parent peak Mount James[1]
Listing Mountains in Glacier County, Montana
Coordinates 48°35′59″N 113°29′15″W / 48.59972°N 113.48750°W / 48.59972; -113.48750Coordinates: 48°35′59″N 113°29′15″W / 48.59972°N 113.48750°W / 48.59972; -113.48750[2]
Location Glacier County, Montana, U.S.
Parent range Lewis Range
Topo map USGS Cut Bank Pass, MT

Amphitheater Mountain (8,690 feet (2,649 m)) is located in the Lewis Range, Glacier National Park in the U.S. state of Montana.[1][3] Amphitheater Mountain is a descriptive name given to the peak because of its resemblance to the Greek Amphitheater. The mountain's Blackfoot name is Three Horns or Niuóxkai-ozkina for a Blackfoot warrior who captured a Nez Perce woman as was able to live happily ever after. The mountain has also been named Whalen Mountain for a former park ranger.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Amphitheater Mountain, Montana". Retrieved 2010-02-27. 
  2. ^ "Amphitheater Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-09-19. 
  3. ^ "Amphitheater Mountain" (Map). My Topo (USGS Quads). Retrieved 2010-02-27. 
  4. ^ Holterman, Jack (2006). Place Names of Glacier National Park. Helena, MT: Riverbend Publishing. p. 21. ISBN 1-931832-68-4.