Silver Run Peak

Photo of Silver Run Peak
Photo uploaded by Gary Splittberger

Silver Run Peak is the fifth highest peak in Montana. It has one of the shortest approach distances of any of the high Beartooth peaks, and is very popular for hikers and climbers alike.

The standard route on Silver Run Peak is the broad southwest ridge, reached by a long trail hike from Sundance Pass. This is said by many to be the most beautiful trail in the Beartooth Mountains.

There are also numerous technical rock climbing routes, most notably on the west face, which rises over 3,000 vertical feet above the West Fork drainage.

Elevation (feet): 12,000
Elevation (meters): 3,658
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Absaroka Range
State: Montana
Latitude: 45.1211
Longitude: -109.544
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug
Nearest major airport: Billings
Convenient Center: Red Lodge

Trip Reports

There are 4 trip reports for Silver Run Peak.

  • Log #14899 - by Gina Whitehead on May 05, 20023.00 stars
    I've climbed this peak three times, each time coming up from Semptember Morn Lake, twice solo with my dog and once with a friend and both of our dogs. On both solo trips I went out the same way I...
  • Log #14900 - by Kieran Balazs on Aug 16, 20003.00 stars
    Climbed it from Sundance Pass with a friend. The poor guy had to stop around 200 feet from the summit. I only spent about 3 minutes on top due to a storm which was bearing down (at 11:00 a.m.)...
  • Log #14901 - by Nathan Cooper on July 17, 20003.00 stars
    Very awsome mountain! you need to climb this one. Be prepared for the worst weather on the summit, since it can be very cold (even in august). Have plenty of snack foods for energy for the difficult...
  • Log #20675 - by Darren Hull on Feb 23, 20073.00 stars
    We climbed this peak early in the season (late may). There was still a substantial amount of snow. The view from timberline lake is somewhat imposing but the climb is simple. It is a steep scramble...