|Elevation||13,809 ft (4,209 m) NAVD 88 |
|Prominence||7,076 ft (2,157 m) |
|Parent peak||Longs Peak |
GANNETT PEAK Latitude and Longitude:
|Location||Fremont / Sublette counties, Wyoming, U.S.|
|Parent range||Wind River Range|
|Topo map||USGS Gannett Peak|
|First ascent||1922 by A. Tate and F. Stahlnaker|
|Easiest route||rock/ice climb|
Geographically, Gannett Peak is the apex of the entire Central Rockies, the largely continuous group of the chain occupying the states of Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. Named in 1906 for American geographer Henry Gannett,  the peak is also the highpoint of the Wind River Range. The mountain slopes are located in both Bridger-Teton National Forest and Shoshone National Forest. Gannett is the highest peak within what is better known as the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and is the highest peak in the Rocky Mountains outside of Colorado. The 896-acre (3.63 km2) Gannett Glacier, which is likely the largest single glacier in the American portion of the Rocky Mountains, flows down from the northern slopes of the mountain. Minor Glacier is situated in the western cirque of the peak while Dinwoody and Gooseneck Glaciers can be found on the southeast side of the mountain.
Gannett Peak is commonly climbed on a four- to six-day round-trip. It is considered by mountaineers[ who?] to be one of the most difficult state high points after Alaska's Denali and possibly Montana's Granite Peak.
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