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Western Rocky Mountains

Range TypeBogus mountain grouping for this site
Highest PointKings Peak (13,528 ft/4123 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesUtah (42%), Wyoming (27%), Idaho (26%), Colorado (4%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area33,977 sq mi / 88,000 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent325 mi / 523 km North-South
256 mi / 412 km East-West
Center Lat/Long41° 26' N; 110° 50' W
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Map of Western Rocky Mountains
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Western Rocky Mountains.
Rocky MountainsLevel 2 (Parent)
         Far Northern RockiesLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Canadian RockiesLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Central Montana Rocky MountainsLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky MountainsLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Greater Yellowstone RockiesLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Western Rocky MountainsLevel 3
                 Southeast Idaho RangesLevel 4 (Child)
                 Wyoming Overthrust Belt RangesLevel 4 (Child)
                 Wasatch RangeLevel 4 (Child)
                 Uinta RangeLevel 4 (Child)
         Southern Rocky MountainsLevel 3 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Western Rocky Mountains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange4
1.Kings Peak13,5284123Uinta Range
2.South Kings Peak13,5124118Uinta Range
3.Gilbert Peak13,4424097Uinta Range
4.Mount Emmons13,4404097Uinta Range
5.Painter Peak13,3874080Uinta Range
6.Roberts Peak13,2874050Uinta Range
7.Gunsight Peak13,2634043Uinta Range
8.Trail Rider Peak13,2474038Uinta Range
9.Henrys Fork Peak13,240+4036+Uinta Range
10.Mount Lovenia13,2194029Uinta Range
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NameftmRange4
1.Kings Peak13,5284123Uinta Range
2.Mount Nebo11,9283636Wasatch Range
3.Wyoming Peak11,3783468Wyoming Overthrust Belt Ranges
4.Meade Peak99573035Southeast Idaho Ranges



Photos of Peaks in the Western Rocky Mountains

Kings Peak

Kings Peak is the furthest snow-covered bump in the center skyline in this picture taken in Henry's Fork Basin in spring (1989-05-19).
South Kings Peak
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South Kings Peak summit (with cairn, post and benchmark) looking towards Kings Peak (2012-08-29). Photo by Peter Stone.
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Gilbert Peak
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Third tallest peak in the state of Utah and not hiked as often (2011-08-10). Photo by Benjamin Musser.
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Roberts Peak
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From the summit looking east to Lake Atwood showing (left side of ridge) the class 3 scramble up the north slopes to the snow pack (2011-08-12). Photo by William Musser.
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Bald Mountain
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One of the many Bald Mountains in the US; this one is in the western Uintas of Utah (2010-06-21). Photo by Jeff Malik.
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Mount Timpanogos
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Mount Timpanogos towers over the Provo, Utah area (2009-07-01). Photo by Jeff Malik.
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American Fork Twin Peaks
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American Fork Twin Peaks, highest peak in Salt Lake County (1998-08-11). Photo by James Barlow.
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Broad Fork Twin Peaks
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Peaks in order from right to left - Lone Peak - 11,257' Big Horn - 10,877' South Thunder Mountain - 11,154' North Thunder Mountain - 11,150' Peak 11,137 - 11,137' Pfeifferhorn - 11,331' Broad Fork Twin Peaks - 11,328' (West), 11,334' (East) Jepsen's Folly - 11,085' Sunrise - 11,275' Dromedary - 11,107' Dromedary East - 10,910' Peak 11033 - 11,033' Peak 11050 - 11,050' Monte Cristo - 11,132 Superior - 11,040' (2014-05-17). Photo by Jared Jackman.
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Broad Fork Twin Peaks-West Peak
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The west summit of Broads Fork Twin Peaks (1998-08-19). Photo by James Barlow.
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Pfeifferhorn
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Pfeifferhorn as seen from Maybird Gulch (1999-06-26). Photo by James Barlow.
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