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Welcome to Alta ...

Alta is located in Ravalli County<1>.

The location of Alta has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Alta is 4,980 feet [1,518 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Alta is about 1 mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Alta lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you leave Alta and travel west, you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT).

Alta lies within the (406) area code.

Communities Also Named Alta ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Montana communities named Alta: This one is located in Ravalli County and the other is located in Jefferson County.

Beyond Montana, there are 21 communities that are also named Alta - they are located in Alabama, California (2), Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky, North Dakota, Ohio (2), Tennessee, Utah (2), West Virginia (2) and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alta.

Communities near Alta ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Alta.

  • Shoup [Lemhi County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shoup have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shoup
    • Shoup [Lemhi County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the south of Alta
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shoup
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shoup<5>
  • Gibbonsville [Lemhi County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gibbonsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gibbonsville
    • Gibbonsville [Lemhi County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the east of Alta
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gibbonsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gibbonsville<5>
  • North Fork [Lemhi County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Fork
    • North Fork [Lemhi County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<4> to the southeast of Alta
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Fork
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Fork<5>
  • Medicine Hot Springs [Ravalli County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medicine Hot Springs
    • Medicine Hot Springs [Ravalli County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<4> to the northeast of Alta
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medicine Hot Springs
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sula [Ravalli County]
    • Conner [Ravalli County]
    • Darby [Ravalli County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Darby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Darby
      • Darby [Ravalli County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<4> to the north of Alta
      • Estimated population in 2018: 792 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Darby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Darby<5>
    • Gorus [Ravalli County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gorus
      • Gorus [Ravalli County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<4> to the north of Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gorus
    • Carmen [Lemhi County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carmen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carmen
      • Carmen [Lemhi County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Alta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carmen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carmen<5>
    • Cobalt [Lemhi County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alta. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alta.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alta. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alta.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alta. See our Newspapers Page for Alta.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alta ...

Looking for more information about Alta? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Alta, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Alta.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Ravalli County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alta. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Ravalli County: www.co.ravalli.mt.us/

The official website for State of Montana: https://mt.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Montana's counties, including Ravalli, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alta - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alta) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.6188, Longitude: -114.2998       In this case, the coordinates for Alta have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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