Wyoming May 19, 2018
8 Iconic Mountains That Every Wyomingite Will Instantly Recognize
Wyoming is full of gorgeous, iconic mountains, and it’s hard to live here for long without falling in love with them. Whether you’re an avid mountaineer, a photographer, or just someone who loves nature, you’re bound to have a favorite mountain in the Cowboy State. Below you’ll find a little bit about Wyoming’s most famous peaks.
1. Grand Teton
Grand Teton is the most iconic peak in the state... along with Middle Teton, Nez Perce and Mt. Owen, which are on either side of the massive mountain.
2. Medicine Bow Peak
Medicine Bow Peak, at 12,014′, is the tallest peak in Southern Wyoming. It's covered in snow for most of the year, but it's instantly recognizable in any season. Like many of Wyoming's big peaks, there's a sad story behind the mountain. In 1955, United Airlines Flight 409 crashed into the mountain, and nobody survived the disaster.
3. Gannett Peak
Gannett Peak is the tallest mountain in Wyoming! This high peak of the Wind River Range straddles the Continental Divide and is considered one of the toughest peaks in the United States to climb.
4. Heart Mountain
Heart Mountain is the fastest mountain in the state! Wait... fastest? Yes, this strange mountain rushed across the land at over 60 MPH after a large explosion sent it flying away from its home range.
Read the fascinating story here
5. Laramie Peak
Laramie Peak is one of the more historic landmarks in the state. It was the first big peak on the Oregon Trail, signaling to travelers that the easy, flat plains part of their journey was over, and they now had to conquer the Rockies.
6. Mt. Moran
Mount Moran is one of the most iconic peaks around Jackson Lake, but it's not frequently climbed. Getting to the summit requires a lot of bushwhacking and climbing through unmaintained trails. Today, most people visit Mount Moran for a stunning photo opportunity. If you get to the lake in the right weather, you'll be able to take a stunning reflection photo.
7. Storm Point
Storm Point is one of the prettiest mountains in the state, if you can catch a good view of it! This peak in the Tetons a stunning sight from the Jenny Lake Trail.
8. Bomber Mountain
This ridge in the Cloud Peak Wilderness was named Bomber Mountain after an unfortunate aviation accident in 1943. Today, this prominent spot in the Big Horn Mountains is one of the most recognizable ridges in the state.
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What’s your favorite mountain in the state? Tell us in the comments below!