Younts Peak is a peak in the Absaroka Range in northwestern Wyoming in the United States and the highest point in the Teton Wilderness. The Yellowstone River is formed near the peak from two streams that rise on the northern and southern ridges of the peak and join at the base of the western ridge. The peak summit itself can be hiked, but accessing the peak is difficult due to its remoteness.

Younts Peak
Younts Peak in Bridger-Teton National Forest
Highest point
Elevation12,156 ft (3,705 m)[1]
Prominence2,241 ft (683 m)[1]
Coordinates43°58′56″N 109°52′00″W / 43.98222°N 109.86667°W / 43.98222; -109.86667[2]
Younts Peak is located in Wyoming
Younts Peak
Younts Peak
Parent rangeAbsaroka Range
Topo mapUSGS Younts Peak
Easiest routeHike
Younts Peak namesake, Harry Yount

The peak was named after Harry Yount, a hunter and guide considered to be the first ranger in Yellowstone National Park.[3]

Notes edit

  1. ^ a b "Younts Peak". Retrieved 2008-12-11.
  2. ^ "Younts Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved 2009-12-27.
  3. ^ "Younts Peak". Retrieved 2008-12-11.