Photo: Saddle Mountain from Hwy. #22, south of Chain Lakes.
Saddle Mountain (Livingstone)
- 2240 m (7,350ft)
Located at the head of Westrup Creek and the head of Mean Creek; 2 km northeast of Mount Livingstone
Visible from Highway: 22
This Saddle Mountain is located in the Livingstone Range west of Nanton. Much more saddle-like in shape than the other two mountains named after saddles, this small mountain has two summits of almost equal elevation separated by a smoothly contoured connecting ridge.
Saddle Mountain is one of three peaks in the southern Rockies with this name. The most well known is a small mountain which overlooks the Village of Lake Louise (Saddle Mountain). A gentle "saddle-back" shaped pass to the west of it inspired the earliest travelers in the area to name it in 1894.
Saddle Peak in the Ghost River Valley was not named for its resemblance to a saddle at all but rather because someone abandoned a saddle below the peak. Some years later in 1916, the saddle was found and the mountain named.