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War Bonnet Peak
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Highest point
Elevation 12,487 ft (3,806 m)
Prominence 289 ft (88 m)
Geography
Location Fremont and Sublette Counties, Wyoming, U.S.
Parent range Wind River Range
Topo map USGS Lizard Head Peak

War Bonnet Peak (12,487 feet (3,806 m)) is located in the southern Wind River Range in the U.S. state of Wyoming. War Bonnet Peak is on the southern side of the Cirque of the Towers, a popular climbing area, rising steeply above Jackass Pass. War Bonnet Peak sits along the Continental Divide, less than 1 mi (1.6 km) across Jackass Pass from Mitchell Peak.

Cirque of the Towers, Wind River Range (1229096839)

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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