Buck Mountain

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For the mountain of the same name on the Great Basin Divide, see Warner Mountains.
Buck Mountain
Buck Mountain Grand Teton NP1.jpg
Buck Mountain from Teton Point turnout
Elevation 11,938 ft (3,639 m)[1]
Prominence 1,298 ft (396 m)[1]
Buck Mountain is located in Wyoming
Buck Mountain
Buck Mountain
Grand Teton National Park, Teton County, Wyoming, U.S.
Range Teton Range
Coordinates 43°41′22″N 110°49′10″W / 43.68944°N 110.81944°W / 43.68944; -110.81944Coordinates: 43°41′22″N 110°49′10″W / 43.68944°N 110.81944°W / 43.68944; -110.81944[2]
Topo map USGS Grand Teton
First ascent Bannon/Buck August 21, 1898
Easiest route Scramble/Technical class 3 to 5.8

Buck Mountain 11,938 feet (3,639 m) is located in the Teton Range, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, immediately southeast of Grand Teton.[3] The mountain is the highest summit south of Garnet Canyon and is easily seen from most vantage points in Jackson Hole. Views from the summit offer excellent views of the Cathedral Group to the north.[1] The west slope of the summit tower are along the Alaska Basin Trail and extend into Caribou-Targhee National Forest and the Jedediah Smith Wilderness, which is the location of Alaska Basin, a popular wilderness camping area for backpackers. Timberline Lake is located on the eastern flanks of the peak.

The summit was first climbed on August 21, 1898 by T.M. Bannon and George Buck, only ten days after Grand Teton was first climbed by another party.[4] Bannon later became the first person to climb Borah Peak, the tallest mountain in the state of Idaho.


  1. ^ a b c "Buck Mountain, Wyoming". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2011-05-28. 
  2. ^ "Buck Mountain". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-05-28. 
  3. ^ TopoQwest (United States Geological Survey Maps). Grand Teton, WY (Map). http://www.topoquest.com/map.php?lat=43.68937&lon=-110.81938&datum=nad83&zoom=4. Retrieved 2011-05-28.
  4. ^ "Buck Mountain". SummitPost.org. http://www.summitpost.org/page/151386. Retrieved 2011-05-09.
Buck Mountain from the east rises above the south fork of Avalanche Canyon