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Lolo Peak

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Topo map  USGS Carlton Lake
Prominence  225 m
Elevation  2,785 m
Lolo Peak wwwsummitpostorgimageslarge355849jpg
Mountain range  Rocky Mountains, Bitterroot Range
Parent ranges  Bitterroot Range, Rocky Mountains
Similar  Mount Sentinel, Mount Jumbo, Trapper Peak, Boulder Peak

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Lolo Peak (9,143 feet (2,787 m)) is a mountain in the western United States, in the northern Rocky Mountains. It is located in the Bitterroot Range of western Montana in Missoula County, southwest of Missoula.


Map of Lolo Peak, Montana 59847, USA

East of Lolo Pass at the Idaho border, the peak is visible to the south from US 12, which runs between the pass and Traveler's Rest in the town of Lolo.


The name "Lolo" probably evolved from "Lou-Lou," a pronunciation of "Lawrence," a French-Canadian fur trapper killed by a grizzly bear and buried at Grave Creek. The first written evidence of the name "Lolo" appears in 1831 when Hudson's Bay Company fur trader John Work refers in his journal to Lolo Creek as "Lou Lou."

In an 1853 railroad survey and map, Lieutenant John Mullan spelled the creek and trail "Lou Lou." However, by 1865 the name was shortened to Lolo and is currently the name of a national forest, town, creek, mountain peak, mountain pass, and historic trail in west central Montana.


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