Anaconda Pintler

The Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness is located in southwestern Montana, in the northwestern United States. It runs for 40 miles (65 km) along both sides of the crest of the Anaconda Range, covering almost 250 square miles (640 km2). To the north are the Sapphire Mountains, and to the south is the Big Hole Valley. Elevations range from about 5000 feet (1525 m) up to 10,793 feet (3290 m) at West Goat Peak. West Pintler Peak, located in a more commonly visited area, rises to 9894 feet (2895 m). Visitors can most easily access this area via trailheads at Pintler Lake to the south, and at Lutz Creek and Moose Lake to the north. The wilderness lies in parts of Deer Lodge, Granite, Ravalli, and Beaverhead counties. This segment of mountains was designated as a Primitive Area in 1937, and…
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