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For the mountain in California, see Chittenden Peak.
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Mount Chittenden
Highest point
Elevation 10,182 ft (3,103 m)  NGVD 29
Prominence 577 ft (176 m)
Location Yellowstone National Park, Park County, Wyoming
Parent range Absaroka Range
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Mount Chittenden el. 10,182 feet (3,103 m) is a mountain peak in the Absaroka Range in Yellowstone National Park. The peak was named by Henry Gannett of the Hayden Geological Survey of 1878 for George B. Chittenden. Chittenden was a Geological Survey member who had worked with Gannett, Hayden and others in surveys in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. Chittenden never participated in any of the Yellowstone surveys.

Mount Chittenden was not named for Major Hiram M. Chittenden, the U.S. Army Engineer famous for his road and bridge work in the park.

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