Lolo Peak

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Lolo Peak
Looking south at Lolo Peak from US 12 in 2009
Highest point
Elevation 9,143 ft (2,787 m)  NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 739 ft (225 m) [1]
Coordinates 46°40′29″N 114°14′40″W / 46.6746°N 114.2445°W / 46.6746; -114.2445Coordinates: 46°40′29″N 114°14′40″W / 46.6746°N 114.2445°W / 46.6746; -114.2445
Lolo Peak is located in Montana
Lolo Peak
Lolo Peak
Parent range Bitterroot Range
Rocky Mountains
Topo map USGS Carlton Lake

Lolo Peak (9,143 feet (2,787 m)) is a mountain in the western United States, in the northern Rocky Mountains. It is located in the Bitterroot Range of western Montana in Missoula County, southwest of Missoula.

East of Lolo Pass at the Idaho border, the peak is visible to the south from US 12, which runs between the pass and Traveler's Rest in the town of Lolo.


The name "Lolo" probably evolved from "Lou-Lou," a pronunciation of "Lawrence," a French-Canadian fur trapper killed by a grizzly bear and buried at Grave Creek. The first written evidence of the name "Lolo" appears in 1831 when Hudson's Bay Company fur trader John Work refers in his journal to Lolo Creek as "Lou Lou."

In an 1853 railroad survey and map, Lieutenant John Mullan spelled the creek and trail "Lou Lou." However, by 1865 the name was shortened to Lolo and is currently the name of a national forest, town, creek, mountain peak, mountain pass, and historic trail in west central Montana.


  1. ^ a b "Lolo Peak, Montana". Retrieved 2013-01-29. 
  2. ^ "Lolo Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-01-29. 

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