Castle Mountains (Montana)

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Castle Mountains
CastleMountainsWesternFace2010.jpg
Western face of Castle Mountains near Ringling, Montana
Highest point
Peak Elk Peak (Meagher County, Montana)
Elevation 8,589 ft (2,618 m)
Coordinates 46°28′11″N 110°45′54″W / 46.46972°N 110.76500°W / 46.46972; -110.76500
CASTLE MOUNTAINS (MONTANA) Latitude and Longitude:

46°28′11″N 110°45′54″W / 46.46972°N 110.76500°W / 46.46972; -110.76500
Geography
Country United States
State Montana

The Castle Mountains, highest point Elk Peak, el. 8,589 feet (2,618 m), [1] are an island range east of White Sulphur Springs in Meagher County, Montana, United States. [2] About 30,000 acres of the Castles were roadless as of 1995. [3] The western portion of the Castles are moist, while the eastside is dry, porous limestone hills. [3] The range gets its name from "castle turrets", 50-foot high igneous rock spires on the western slopes. [3] The range was the focus of mining activity in the previous century; crumbling remains of old miners' cabins and diggings are present throughout the area. [4] The landscape is characterized by a central cluster of peaks over 8,000 feet and extensive grassy parks surrounded by lodgepole pine and limber pine. [3] The Castles are lightly used by recreationists except for hunters in the fall. [3] On the peak of Castle Mountain itself is a login book for the few who reach the top. There is no trail that leads to the peak.


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