Cloud Peak

Cloud Peak

Cloud Peak, as viewed from Freezout, off Cold Springs Road.
Elevation 13,167 ft (4,013 m) [1]
Prominence 7,067 ft (2,154 m) [2]
Listing Ultra
Location
Location Big Horn / Johnson counties, Wyoming, USA
Range Big Horn Mountains
Coordinates 44°22′56″N 107°10′26″W / 44.382138386°N 107.173914436°W / 44.382138386; -107.173914436Coordinates: 44°22′56″N 107°10′26″W / 44.382138386°N 107.173914436°W / 44.382138386; -107.173914436
Topo map USGS Cloud Peak
Climbing
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 13,167 feet (4,013 m)[1] and provides onlookers with dramatic views and vistas. The mountain can be climbed most easily from the western side. 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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