Elk Mountain (Carbon County, Wyoming)

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Elk Mountain
Elk Mountain, as seen from Rawlins.
Highest point
Elevation11,162 ft (3,402 m)  NAVD 88[1]
Prominence3,296 ft (1,005 m) [2]
Coordinates41°38′00″N 106°31′34″W / 41.633243369°N 106.526158175°W / 41.633243369; -106.526158175Coordinates: 41°38′00″N 106°31′34″W / 41.633243369°N 106.526158175°W / 41.633243369; -106.526158175[1]
Parent rangeMedicine Bow Mountains
Easiest routePrivate road, hike.
Elk Mountain, looking northeast

Elk Mountain is a northernmost of the Medicine Bow Mountains. It is 7 miles (11 km) southwest of the town of Elk Mountain, Wyoming and roughly 38 miles (61 km) from Rawlins, Wyoming. The mountain is the area's most visible feature. It is located south of Interstate 80 in Carbon County. Elk Mountain is the 8th most prominent summit in the state of Wyoming.[3]

Radio station KBDY broadcasts from a tower on the summit. This allows the station to be received over a significant area with only 630 watts of effective radiated power.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Elk Mtn". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2011-05-15.
  2. ^ "Elk Mountain, Wyoming". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2011-05-15.
  3. ^ "Wyoming Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2011-05-15.
  4. ^ "KBDY-FM Radio Station Information". Radio-Locator. Retrieved 2011-05-15.

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