Yellowstone Plateau

Range TypeHighland or plateau
Highest PointMount Sheridan (10,308 ft/3142 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesWyoming (73%), Idaho (22%), Montana (5%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area2,572 sq mi / 6,661 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent65 mi / 105 km North-South
74 mi / 119 km East-West
Center Lat/Long44° 19' N; 110° 51' W
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Map of Yellowstone Plateau
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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 Yellowstone Plateau.
Teton Range-Yellowstone AreaLevel 4 (Parent)
         Madison RangeLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Gallatin RangeLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Lionshead-Henrys Lake RangesLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Yellowstone PlateauLevel 5
                 Madison PlateauLevel 6 (Child)
                 Central PlateauLevel 6 (Child)
                 Pitchstone PlateauLevel 6 (Child)
                 Red MountainsLevel 6 (Child)
                 Two Ocean PlateauLevel 6 (Child)
                 Southern Yellowstone PlateauLevel 6 (Child)
         Big Hole MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Teton RangeLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Snake River RangeLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Gros Ventre RangeLevel 5 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Yellowstone Plateau

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Mount Sheridan10,3083142Red Mountains
2.Two Ocean Plateau10,2263117Southern Yellowstone Plateau
3.Mount Hancock10,2143113Southern Yellowstone Plateau
4.Peak 1008010,080+3072+Southern Yellowstone Plateau
5.Chicken Ridge98763010Two Ocean Plateau
6.Bobcat Ridge98643007Southern Yellowstone Plateau
7.Pinyon Peak97052958Southern Yellowstone Plateau
8.Wildcat Peak96872953Southern Yellowstone Plateau
9.Huckleberry Mountain96152931Southern Yellowstone Plateau
10.Whetstone Mountain96102929Southern Yellowstone Plateau
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 NameftmRange6
1.Mount Sheridan10,3083142Red Mountains
2.Two Ocean Plateau10,2263117Southern Yellowstone Plateau
3.Chicken Ridge98763010Two Ocean Plateau
4.Pitchstone Plateau89772736Pitchstone Plateau
5.Peak 87608760+2670+Central Plateau
6.Purple Mountain85062593Madison Plateau

Photos of Peaks in the Yellowstone Plateau

Mount Sheridan
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Mount Sheridan from the east near Beaver Creek (1977-09-11). Photo by Greg Gerlach.
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