GANNETT PEAK IS THE TALLEST MOUNTAIN IN THE U.S. STATE OF WYOMING STANDING AT 4,209 M (13,809 FT) ABOVE SEA LEVEL AT THE BORDER BETWEEN FREMONT AND SUBLETTE COUNTIES ALONG THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE. GEOGRAPHICALLY, GANNETT PEAK IS THE APEX OF THE ENTIRE CENTRAL ROCKY MOUNTAINS.
Named in 1906 after a notable American geographer Henry Gannett, Gannett is the highest peak within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and is the highest peak in the Rocky Mountains outside of Colorado. The mountain slopes are located in two National Forests simultaneously: Bridger-Teton and Shoshone.
The Gannett Glacier, one of the largest single glaciers within the US part of the Rocky Mountains, covers approximately 3.63 km2 (896-acre), flowing down from the northern slopes of the mountain. Other glacier cover the western and the southeastern sides of the mountain.
Gannett Peak is commonly climbed within 4 to 6 days. Mountaineers typically consider it to be one of the most difficult mountains to climb in the United States, except for Alaska's Denali and Montana's Granite Peak.
THE FIVE HIGHEST PEAKS IN WYOMING:
- Gannett Peak - 4,209 m (13,809 ft), at the border between Fremont and Sublette counties, Wyoming, United States.
- Grand Teton - 4,199 m (13,775 ft), Grand Teton National Park in Northwest Wyoming, United States.
- Fremont Peak - 4,189 m (13,745 ft), at the border between Fremont and Sublette counties, Wyoming, United States.
- Downs Mountain - 4,069 m (13,349 ft), in the Wind River Range, Wyoming, United States.
- Brown Cliffs North - 4,023 m (13,198 ft), in the Wind River Range, Wyoming, United States.
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