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Granite Peak

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Granite Peak 

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Elevation: 12,799'
Location: 45.164, -109.8081 View Map  Incorrect?
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Highest Point in Montana. Located in the Beartooth Range.

Getting There 

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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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Granite Peak:
Phantom Creek Trail   4th 1 2 I M 1b     Trad, Alpine   
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Standing atop Granite Peak's summit block

Phantom Creek Trail 4th 1 2 I 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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By Ty Morrison-Heath
From: Bozeman, MT
Oct 10, 2012

Short video I made detailing the super fun Southwest Couloir route.