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Monarch, Montana
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Montana
County Cascade
Elevation 4,560 ft (1,390 m)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 59463
Area code(s) 406
GNIS feature ID 787548

Monarch is an unincorporated community in Cascade County, Montana, United States.


Monarch is located in the Little Belt Mountains of central Montana, southeast of Great Falls on US Highway 89 in the Lewis and Clark National Forest. Monarch is located near Kings Hill Pass.


According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Monarch has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.


Monarch was founded in 1889 to service the various silver mines in the Little Belt Mountains of Cascade County.


Recreation opportunities are available at nearby Sluice Boxes State Park, where hiking and wildlife viewing are popular activities. Lodging, camping, and a post office are available to visitors at Monarch. Hiking and fishing are popular in the area and in the nearby town of Neihart, where lodging is also available.

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