Black Tooth Mountain

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Black Tooth Mountain
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Black Tooth Mountain, as viewed from the summit of Cloud Peak. Mount Woolsey is to the immediate right of Black Tooth Mountain.
Highest point
Elevation13,009 ft (3,965 m) [1]
Prominence645 ft (197 m) [1]
Coordinates44°24′10″N 107°10′32″W / 44.40278°N 107.17556°W / 44.40278; -107.17556Coordinates: 44°24′10″N 107°10′32″W / 44.40278°N 107.17556°W / 44.40278; -107.17556[2]
Black Tooth Mountain is located in Wyoming
Black Tooth Mountain
Black Tooth Mountain
Location in Wyoming
Black Tooth Mountain is located in the United States
Black Tooth Mountain
Black Tooth Mountain
Location in the United States
LocationBig Horn / Johnson counties, Wyoming, U.S.
Parent rangeBighorn Mountains
Topo mapUSGS Cloud Peak
First ascent1933, W. B. Willcox et al[3]

Black Tooth Mountain (13,009 feet or 3,965 metres) is located in the Bighorn Mountains in the U.S. state of Wyoming.[4] The peak is the second highest in the range after Cloud Peak, which is only 1.5 miles (2.4 km) to the south, and the summit is located in the Cloud Peak Wilderness of Bighorn National Forest.[1] The sharp dark profile of the mountain resembles a dark tooth or fang, hence the name. Because of the steep terrain, Black Tooth Mountain is one of the hardest mountains to climb in the Bighorns. Many of the trails up the mountain are unmarked which adds to the difficulty of reaching the summit. Mount Woolsey is an adjacent summit only .20 mi (0.32 km) to the southeast.[5] Another high peak of the Bighorns known as Hallelujah Peak is situated along a knife-like ridge known as an arête .64 mi (1.03 km) to the northeast. Several tiny remnant glaciers can be found on the north slopes of Black Tooth Mountain.


  1. ^ a b c "Black Tooth Mountain, Wyoming". Retrieved October 5, 2014.
  2. ^ "Black Tooth Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
  3. ^ Willcox, W.B. "An American Tyrol, Climbs in the Bighorns 1933". American Alpine Club. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
  4. ^ Cloud Peak, WY (Map). TopoQwest (United States Geological Survey Maps). Retrieved October 5, 2014.
  5. ^ "Mount Woolsey, Wyoming". Retrieved October 5, 2014.