The mountain was named after Col. David Minton, Ohio cavalryman who homesteaded (and is buried) near the mouth of Minton Creek. The first tower was a 10' pole tower with L-4 cab built in 1932. A 10' treated timber tower with L-4 cab was set up in the 1950s. It was last staffed in 1973. A new replica L-4 cab on a new 5' tower, constructed in 2011, was added to the Recreation Rental program.
Kootenai National Forest
8 miles west of Trout Creek
Sanders County, Montana
Elevation 5351'

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Minton Peak L.O. Minton Peak in 2011
Photos courtesy of Gary Weber