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Flagstone Peak
Highest point
Elevation 13,456 ft (4,101 m)
Prominence 810 ft (250 m)
Geography
Location Fremont / Sublette counties, Wyoming, U.S.
Parent range Wind River Range
Topo map USGS Gannett Peak
Climbing
First ascent 1946

Flagstone Peak (13,456 ft (4,101 m)) is located in the Wind River Range in the U.S. state of Wyoming. The peak is the 12th highest peak in Wyoming. The summit is located on the Continental Divide and is in both Shoshone and Bridger-Teton National Forests. The Flagstone Peak-Southeast Peak (13,160 ft (4,010 m)) lies .25 mi (0.40 km) to the southeast.

Hazards

Encountering bears is a concern in the Wind River Range. There are other concerns as well, including bugs, wildfires, adverse snow conditions and nighttime cold temperatures.

Importantly, there have been notable incidents, including accidental deaths, due to falls from steep cliffs (a misstep could be fatal in this class 4/5 terrain) and due to falling rocks, over the years, including 1993, 2007 (involving an experienced NOLS leader), 2015 and 2018. Other incidents include a seriously injured backpacker being airlifted near SquareTop Mountain in 2005, and a fatal hiker incident (from an apparent accidental fall) in 2006 that involved state search and rescue. The U.S. Forest Service does not offer updated aggregated records on the official number of fatalities in the Wind River Range.

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