Granite Peak Trail

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Granite Peak Trail is a 19.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Fishtail, Montana that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

19.4 miles
7240 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly



nature trips

rock climbing




wild flowers



The highpoint of Montana over an amazing climb. This 12,799 located in the Beartooth Mountain Range of Montana in the Rockies is one of the harder state highpoints to get due to the distance technical challenge of the last 200 feet of the summit block. When you get up there it will look impossible but if you can make it across the snow bridge safely there is a route you can scramble up to the summit. Some will want to bring a rope though with some protection so they can rappel down from the top. This is a wonderful two day climb through beautiful alpine lakes with lots of mountain goats to see along the way.

3 months ago

A must do hike

3 months ago

This is an incredible hike! However if you want to summit Granite Peak, I suggest going the Frozen-to-Death plateau route. This route is difficult to navigate with a pack between the Mystic Lake trail and Avalanche Lake. It is beautiful though!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

There is no trail to the top of granite peak. but it can be reached with good rout finding and some easy, short, rock climbing. Should only be attempted by those with good mountain sense. Best done in early or late season to avoid the crowds.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Amazing! Granite peak does require some easy rock climbing, Tempest mountain does not and is a great alternative if you have problems with granite. There isn't a trail all the way to the either so good rout finding skills are required.

Saturday, January 21, 2012