Livingston Range

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Livingston Range
Kintla Peak.jpg
Kintla Peak
Highest point
PeakKintla Peak
Elevation10,101 ft (3,079 m)
Coordinates48°56′38″N 114°10′16″W / 48.94389°N 114.17111°W / 48.94389; -114.17111Coordinates: 48°56′38″N 114°10′16″W / 48.94389°N 114.17111°W / 48.94389; -114.17111
Dimensions
Length36 mi (58 km)
Width28 mi (45 km)
Geography
CountriesUnited States and Canada
States/ProvincesMontana and British Columbia
Parent rangeRocky Mountains
Geology
OrogenyLewis Overthrust

The Livingston Range is a mountain range located primarily in Glacier National Park in the U.S. state of Montana, and in the extreme southeastern section of the Canadian province of British Columbia. The range is 36 miles (58 km) long and 28 miles (45 km) wide. Over 15 summits exceed 9,000 ft (2,700 m) above sea level, and the highest point is Kintla Peak at 10,101 feet (3,079 m). (While these elevations are not particularly high for North American mountains, they are high compared to the roughly 4,000 foot (1,200 m) elevation of the nearby valleys, making for particularly dramatic peaks.)

The Livingston Range was initially uplifted beginning 170 million years ago when the Lewis Overthrust fault pushed an enormous slap of precambrian rocks 3 mi (4.8 km) thick, 50 miles (80 km) wide and 160 miles (260 km) long over newer rocks of the cretaceous period.

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  • Glacier National Park. "Mountains". Nature and Science. Archived from the original on 2006-06-18. Retrieved 2006-05-08.
  • "Livingston Range". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2006-05-08.