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Elk Mountain
Elk Mountain, as seen from Rawlins.
Highest point
Elevation 11,162 ft (3,402 m) NAVD 88
Prominence 3,296 ft (1,005 m)
Elk Mountain is located in Wyoming
Elk Mountain
Elk Mountain
Location in Wyoming
Parent range Medicine Bow Mountains
Easiest route Private road, hike.
Elk Mountain (Wyoming) oblique aerial
Elk Mountain, looking northeast

Elk Mountain is a peak at the northern end of the Medicine Bow Mountains. It is 7 miles (11 km) southwest of the town of Elk Mountain, Wyoming and roughly 38 miles (61 km) from Rawlins, Wyoming. The mountain is the area's most visible feature. It is located south of Interstate 80 in Carbon County. Elk Mountain is the 8th most prominent summit in the state of Wyoming.

Radio station KBDY broadcasts from a tower on the summit. This allows the station to be received over a significant area with only 630 watts of effective radiated power.

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