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Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness Area

Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness

The Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness area consists of approximately 160,000 acres and is surrounded by roadless lands that include the Sapphire Mountain Range. The highest summit in the Anaconda Range is the 10,793-foot West Goat Peak. The Anaconda-Pintler is an important watershed, which contains the headwaters for Rock Creek and numerous tributaries of the Bitterroot and Big Hole rivers.

This secluded stretch of the Great Divide gives rise to some of the world's finest trout streams, so if you like trout fishing Rock Creek and the Big Hole River will be just your cup of tea! Cutthroat and rainbow trout are found in most of the lakes and streams in the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness.

Check out all the wildlife! Inhabitants of this high country include mountain goats, squirrels, and raptors like hawks and eagles. Elk, moose, deer, bears, mountain lions and many of smaller mammals and birds also call the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness home. Sagebrush abounds, as well as trees such as ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, lodgepole pine, aspen, and white bark pine.

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