Cloud Peak

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Cloud Peak
Cloud Peak viewed from Paint Rock Creek.jpg
Cloud Peak, from Paint Rock Creek drainage.
Highest point
Elevation 13,171 ft (4,015 m) [1]
Prominence 7,067 ft (2,154 m) [2]
Coordinates 44°22′56″N 107°10′26″W / 44.3821°N 107.173914436°W / 44.3821; -107.173914436Coordinates: 44°22′56″N 107°10′26″W / 44.3821°N 107.173914436°W / 44.3821; -107.173914436
Cloud Peak is located in Wyoming
Cloud Peak
Cloud Peak
Location Big Horn / Johnson counties, Wyoming, U.S.
Parent range Big Horn Mountains
Topo map USGS Cloud Peak
First ascent 1897
Easiest route Hike/scramble

Cloud Peak is the highest peak within the Big Horn Mountains in the U.S. state of Wyoming. It rises to an elevation of 13,171 feet (4,015 m)[1] and provides onlookers with dramatic views and vistas. The mountain can be climbed most easily from the western side, accessed by either the Battle Park or West Tensleep trail-heads and is roughly 24 miles round-trip from both. The peak is located in the 189,000 acre (765 km²) Cloud Peak Wilderness within Bighorn National Forest. The northeast slope of Cloud Peak is a deep cirque which harbors Cloud Peak Glacier, the last active glacier in the Bighorn Mountains.

Cloud Peak is on the border between Johnson County and Big Horn County in Wyoming and is the high point of both counties.[2] As the high point of an isolated range, Cloud Peak has a particularly high topographic prominence of 7,067 feet (2,154 m). In fact, the mountain has the second greatest topographic prominence in Wyoming, only barely beaten by Gannett Peak,[3] and the fifteenth greatest topographic prominence in the contiguous United States.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "Cloud Peak". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2011-05-13. 
  2. ^ a b "Cloud Peak, Wyoming". Retrieved 2011-05-13. 
  3. ^ "Wyoming 13,000-foot Peaks". Retrieved 2011-05-09. 
  4. ^ "Most Prominent Peaks of the U.S. States". Retrieved 2011-05-13. 

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