An iconic Montana hike: Views from the top of Mount Helena

An iconic Montana hike: Views from the top of Mount Helena

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At its peak, Mount Helena rises 5,468 feet above sea level and about 1,300 feet above Last Chance Gulch in Helena. 

Here are a few photos from adventurers that have climbed to the top of this Helena gem.

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