Metcalf Mountain

Photo of Metcalf Mountain
Photo uploaded by Paul Eshleman

At 11,977 feet, Metcalf Mountain is the highest 11,000 foot peak in Montana (there are 40 peaks above 12,000 feet). It is located in the southeastern portion of the Beartooth Mountains, near the Wyoming state line. It is one of the more accessible peaks in the Beartooths and can be climbed in a quick day hike via the standard route on the south ridge. Metcalf Mountain also offers a variety of more difficult alpine climbing routes on solid rock. It is steep mountain with extreme relief and offers excellent views that include nearby Spirit Mountain.

Elevation (feet): 12,019
Elevation (meters): 3,663
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Absaroka Range
State: Montana
Latitude: 45.026061
Longitude: -109.54382
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Nearest major airport: Billings
Convenient Center: Red Lodge

Thanks to Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

Trip Reports

There are 2 trip reports for Metcalf Mountain.

  • Log #14950 - by Matt Wieland on July 01, 20013.00 stars
    relatively easy climb to top, a little windy. lots of great views of surrounding peaks.
  • Log #14951 - by Nathan Cooper on July 17, 20003.00 stars
    difficult climb, but worth it. Very windy on summit. Spectacular view from summit.