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Henderson Peak
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Highest point
Elevation 13,121 ft (3,999 m)
Prominence 755 ft (230 m)
Location Sublette County, Wyoming, U.S.
Parent range Wind River Range
Topo map USGS Gannett Peak
First ascent 1936 (Kenneth Henderson)

Henderson Peak (13,121 ft (3,999 m)) is located in the northern Wind River Range in the U.S. state of Wyoming. Situated .70 mi (1.13 km) south of American Legion Peak, Henderson Peak is the 25th tallest peak in Wyoming. Henderson Peak is near the northwest end of the valley known as Titcomb Basin, in the heart of the Bridger Wilderness of Bridger-Teton National Forest.


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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