Lee Metcalf Wilderness

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Located in the Beaverhead and Gallatin National Forests in Montana.

Alpine glaciation has produced steep, rugged, knife-edge ridges and numerous cirques containing lakes surrounded by alpine meadows. Elevation of several peaks exceeds 11,000 feet. The wilderness consists of four separate units in the Madison range; the Spanish Peaks (76,406 acres), Taylor-Hilgard (141,000 acres), Monument Mountain (32,891 acres), and Bear Trap Canyon (6,000) in the Beaverhead and Gallatin National Forests. Grizzly Bears are not usually seen in the Spanish Peaks, but the Taylor-Hilgard and Monument Peaks units of the Lee Metcalf wilderness area are within occupied grizzly bear habitat area.

For more information contact: The Beaverhead or Gallatin National Forests.


Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 23 May 2011
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication

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