Highland Mountains

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Highland Mountains
Highland Mountains is located in Montana
Highland Mountains
Highland Mountains
Location in Montana
Highest point
Peak Table Mountain
Elevation 10,223 ft (3,116 m)
Coordinates 45°43′34″N 112°28′44″W / 45.72611°N 112.47889°W / 45.72611; -112.47889Coordinates: 45°43′34″N 112°28′44″W / 45.72611°N 112.47889°W / 45.72611; -112.47889
Country United States
State Montana

The Highland Mountains, highest point Table Mountain, el. 10,223 feet (3,116 m),[1] are a small mountain range southwest of Whitehall, Montana in Silver Bow and Madison County, Montana.

The Continental Divide winds through the range. A 21,000-acre roadless area encompasses the core of the range, which includes Red Mountain, also over 10,000'.[2] Nutritious alpine forage in the Highlands gives area bighorn sheep the fastest horn growth of any herd in Montana.[2] The green-tinted waters of Emerald Lake provide a nice contrast to the red rock of Red Mountain.[2] A smaller roadless area of about 10,000 acres in the Basin Creek drainage protects Butte's municipal watershed.[2] Lodgepole pine and Douglas-fir are common tree species.[2]

Highland Mountains from Twin Bridges, Montana, January 2015

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  1. ^ Recreational Map of Western Montana. Canon City, CO: Western GeoGraphics. 1990. pp. n/a. ISBN 0-528-92551-2. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Cunningham, Bill (1990). Montana Wildlands. Helena, MT: American Geographic Publishing. p. 60. ISBN 0-938314-93-9.