Bighorn Mountains

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointCloud Peak (13,167 ft/4013 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesWyoming (71%), Montana (29%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area15,639 sq mi / 40,504 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent217 mi / 349 km North-South
150 mi / 241 km East-West
Center Lat/Long44° 37' N; 107° 35' W
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Map of Bighorn 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 Bighorn Mountains.
Greater Yellowstone RockiesLevel 3 (Parent)
         Teton Range-Yellowstone AreaLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Absaroka RangeLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Bighorn MountainsLevel 4
                 Pryor MountainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Northern Bighorn MountainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Central Bighorn MountainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Southern Bighorn MountainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Bridger MountainsLevel 5 (Child)
         Wind River RangeLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Great Divide Basin AreaLevel 4 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Bighorn Mountains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange5
1.Cloud Peak13,1674013Central Bighorn Mountains
2.The Merlon13,040+3975+Central Bighorn Mountains
3.Black Tooth Mountain13,0053964Central Bighorn Mountains
4.Mount Woolsey12,9783956Central Bighorn Mountains
5.Bomber Mountain12,840+3914+Central Bighorn Mountains
6.The Innominate12,7613890Central Bighorn Mountains
7.Peak 1259012,5903837Central Bighorn Mountains
8.Mather Peaks12,400+3780+Central Bighorn Mountains
9.Bighorn Peak12,3243756Central Bighorn Mountains
10.Darton Peak12,2753741Central Bighorn Mountains
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 NameftmRange5
1.Cloud Peak13,1674013Central Bighorn Mountains
2.Hazelton Pyramid10,5343211Southern Bighorn Mountains
3.Bald Mountain10,0423061Northern Bighorn Mountains
4.Big Pryor Mountain87862678Pryor Mountains
5.Copper Mountain8300+2530+Bridger Mountains

Photos of Peaks in the Bighorn Mountains

Cloud Peak

The summit of Cloud Peak, the talus fields made treacherous by a September snowfall (1992-09-10).
Bomber Mountain
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Doing the long walk up Bomber's ridge, with all the peaks in view (2018-09-01). Photo by Gary Neben.
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Sheridan County High Point
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The final summit boulder of Sheridan County's "Split Rock" (2011-09-19). Photo by Josh Carlson.
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Bald Mountain
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Lupe with Bald Mountain behind her just before starting ascent. Summit at left of photo. 1st day of July, 2013 vacation to Bighorns, Beartooths, and Canadian Rockies. Photo looking WNW (2013-07-10). Photo by Lupe !.
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Stratford Hill
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Stratford Hill with BM Blue in the lower left of the photo (2016-05-27). Photo by Pat Wymore.
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