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Montana Topographical Map

On a topographical map, sometimes called a topo map, contour lines are often used to join points of equal elevation above sea level and color gradations may depict elevation ranges between the contour lines.  Topographical maps are often used to determine areas and routes where the terrain is fairly level or where steep slopes exist.  This page includes both static and interactive topographical maps of Montana.

Static Montana Topo Map

This section features a topographical map of Montana as well as a map legend that specifies elevation ranges and indicates their corresponding map colors. 

Montana topo map


Map Legend

elevation legend
boundaries, rivers, and lakes legend

Montana Topographical Features

Montana's highest mountain is Granite Peak, whose peak is 12,799 feet above sea level.  Montana's lowest elevation is 1,800 feet above sea level, at the Kootenai River.  Montana landforms include the Great Plains in the east, rising to the Big Belt Mountains and the Lewis Range of the northern Rockies in the center, and the Cabinet Mountains and the Bitterroot Range in the west.  Major rivers in Montana include the Kootenai, Clark Fork, Flathead, Missouri, and Yellowstone.

Interactive Montana Topo Map

This section features a topographical map that can be zoomed and panned to show the entire State of Montana or a small portion of the state.  To zoom in or out on the map, use the plus (+) button or the minus (-) button, respectively.  To pan the map in any direction, simply swipe it or drag it in that direction.  At high zoom levels, the contour lines on this Montana map can help outdoorsmen, land developers, and others to plan their routes and activities more efficiently. 

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Montana Topo Map