Stanton Mountain

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Stanton Mountain
Sunrise on Lake McDonald (5431843828).jpg
Stanton Mountain with Mount Vaught behind it
Highest point
Elevation7,750 ft (2,360 m) [1]
Prominence630 ft (190 m) [1]
Coordinates48°39′36″N 113°53′39″W / 48.659901°N 113.894203°W / 48.659901; -113.894203Coordinates: 48°39′36″N 113°53′39″W / 48.659901°N 113.894203°W / 48.659901; -113.894203[1]
Stanton Mountain is located in Montana
Stanton Mountain
Stanton Mountain
Location in Montana
Stanton Mountain is located in the United States
Stanton Mountain
Stanton Mountain
Location in the United States
LocationFlathead County, Montana, U.S.
Parent rangeLivingston Range
Topo mapUSGS Camas Ridge East
Stanton Mountain (left) reflected in Lake McDonald

Stanton Mountain,[2] is a 7,750 feet (2,360 m) mountain summit located in the Livingston Range, of Glacier National Park in the U.S. state of Montana. Stanton Mountain rises more than 4,500 feet (1,400 m) above the northern shore of Lake McDonald. The mountain's name likely refers to Mrs. Lottie Stanton who lived near the west side of the park in the late 1800s, and with her husband operated a livery stable in historic Demersville.[3] The mountain's name was officially adopted in 1929.[2] The nearest higher peak is Mount Vaught, 1.38 miles (2.22 km) to the northeast.[1] Precipitation runoff from the mountain drains into tributaries of the Flathead River.

Stanton Mountain


Based on the Köppen climate classification, Stanton Mountain is located in a subarctic climate characterized by long, usually very cold winters, and short, cool to mild summers.[4] Temperatures can drop below −10 °F with wind chill factors below −30 °F.


Like other mountains in Glacier National Park, Stanton Mountain is composed of sedimentary rock laid down during the Precambrian to Jurassic periods. Formed in shallow seas, this sedimentary rock was initially uplifted beginning 170 million years ago when the Lewis Overthrust fault pushed an enormous slab of precambrian rocks 3 mi (4.8 km) thick, 50 miles (80 km) wide and 160 miles (260 km) long over younger rock of the cretaceous period.[5]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Mount Stanton, Montana". Retrieved 2019-01-27.
  2. ^ a b "Stanton Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2019-01-27.
  3. ^ Place Names of Glacier National Park, Jack Holterman, Riverbend Publishing, 2006, ISBN 1931832684.
  4. ^ Peel, M. C.; Finlayson, B. L. & McMahon, T. A. (2007). "Updated world map of the Köppen−Geiger climate classification". Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 11: 1633–1644. ISSN 1027-5606.
  5. ^ Gadd, Ben (2008). "Geology of the Rocky Mountains and Columbias". Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

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