Wind River Peak

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Wind River Peak
Wind River Peak.JPG
Wind River Peak, as seen from near Chimney Rock on the ascent
Elevation 13,192 ft (4,021 m)[1]
Prominence 2,552 ft (778 m)[1]
Location
Location Fremont / Sublette counties, Wyoming, U.S.
Range Wind River Range
Coordinates 42°42′30″N 109°7′42″W / 42.70833°N 109.12833°W / 42.70833; -109.12833Coordinates: 42°42′30″N 109°7′42″W / 42.70833°N 109.12833°W / 42.70833; -109.12833
Topo map USGS Temple Peak
Climbing
First ascent 1873, Theodore Comstock, L. Hardy
Easiest route Hike, scramble

Wind River Peak is the highest point in the southern end of the Wind River Range that is located in the U.S. state of Wyoming. The peak straddles the Continental Divide and is surrounded by National Forest lands. The west slopes are in the Bridger Wilderness of Bridger-Teton National Forest, while the east side is in the Popo Agie Wilderness of Shoshone National Forest. In a cirque on the northeast slopes of the peak lies Wind River Glacier.

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  1. ^ a b "Wind River Peak, Wyoming". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2012-12-12.