Highest Point in Montana. Located in the Beartooth Range.
The most popular trailhead is West Rosebud, which is approximately 80 miles SW of Billings. From I-90, take Hwy 78 (Columbus exit 408) SW for approx. 17 miles. Right on Nye Rd. (CR 419) towards Fishtail, for approx. 1 mile. Left on W. Rosebud Rd. for 6.3 miles. Slight left on W. Rosebud Lake Rd (FR 72) for approx 14 miles to trailhead parking lot.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Granite Peak:
Mystic Lake Trail 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Trad, Alpine
Phantom Creek Trail 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Trad, Alpine
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Phantom Creek Trail 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b MT : Granite Peak
Trail to Mystic Lake (7600') covers ~3 miles and ~1300' in elevation gain. Hike down to Mystic Lake to meet up with Phantom Creek Trail, turning left at cairn. Follow trail to "Switchbacks from Hell" (26 total, gaining ~2500' in <3 miles) to massive cairn above treeline. Continue upward to Froze-to-Death Plateau, a gradually sloping plateau ranging from 10,500' - 12,000'. Traverse FTD Plateau (route finding is difficult in barren area as no dedicated trail exists) to highcamp wes...[more] Browse More Classics in MT
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