Fossil Mountain (Wyoming)

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Fossil Mountain
Highest point
Elevation 10,921 ft (3,329 m) [1]
Prominence 756 ft (230 m) [1]
Coordinates 43°39′13″N110°55′08″W / 43.65361°N 110.91889°W / 43.65361; -110.91889 Coordinates: 43°39′13″N110°55′08″W / 43.65361°N 110.91889°W / 43.65361; -110.91889 [2]
Geography
Location Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Teton County, Wyoming, U.S.
Parent range Teton Range
Topo map USGS Mount Bannon

Fossil Mountain (10,921 feet (3,329 m)) is located in the Teton Range, within the Jedediah Smith Wilderness of Caribou-Targhee National Forest, U.S. state of Wyoming. [3]

Teton Range mountain range of the Rocky Mountains in North America

The Teton Range is a mountain range of the Rocky Mountains in North America. It extends for approximately 40 miles (64 km) in a north–south direction through the U.S. state of Wyoming, east of the Idaho state line. It is south of Yellowstone National Park and most of the east side of the range is within Grand Teton National Park.

Jedediah Smith Wilderness

The Jedediah Smith Wilderness is located in the U.S. state of Wyoming. Designated wilderness by Congress in 1984, Jedediah Smith Wilderness is within Caribou-Targhee National Forest and borders Grand Teton National Park. Spanning along the western slopes of the Teton Range, the wilderness ensures a high level of protection to this delicate ecosystem. Jedediah Smith Wilderness is an integral part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

Caribou-Targhee National Forest

Caribou-Targhee National Forest is located in the states of Idaho and Wyoming, with a small section in Utah in the United States. The forest is broken into several separate sections and extends over 2.63 million acres (10,600 km2). To the east the forest borders Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park and Bridger-Teton National Forest. Most of the forest is a part of the 20-million-acre (81,000 km2) Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

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Rammell Mountain mountain in United States of America

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Housetop Mountain mountain in United States of America

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References

  1. 1 2 "Fossil Mountain, Wyoming". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2011-09-18.
  2. "Fossil Mountain". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved 2011-09-18.
  3. Mount Bannon, WY (Map). TopoQwest (United States Geological Survey Maps). Retrieved 2011-09-18.