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Taylor Mountain

Taylor Mountain

Taylor Mountain

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Wyoming, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 43.53100°N / 110.98°W

Object Title: Taylor Mountain

County: Teton

Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering, Scrambling, Skiing

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 10352 ft / 3155 m


Page By: Brian Kalet

Created/Edited: Jan 26, 2007 / Dec 31, 2013

Object ID: 264489

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Taylor Mountain is located in the Teton Range about two miles northwest of Teton Pass and close to Wilson and Jackson Wyoming.
Taylor Mountain
Taylor Mountain's East Face from Mount Glory.

Taylor Mountain is the 935th highest peak in Wyoming, but the 95th most prominent in the state and the 330th highest 10er in Wyoming.

Taylor Mountain provides a fun hike and easy scramble in summer and a plethora of ski descents in fall, winter and spring. Two avalanche-related fatalaties have occurred on Taylor Peak's east face, perhaps the most aesthetically-pleasing line Taylor has to offer.
Taylor Mountain & Mount Glory
Taylor Mountain & Mount Glory.

The summit provides great views of the northern Tetons, Idaho and Utah.

Getting There


From Wilson, Wyoming, drive west on US 22 7.5 miles to the Coal Creek Trailhead, shown as the Coal Creek Creek Campground on the map, just west of Teton Pass on the north side of the road. Follow the Taylor Mountain Trail up Coal Creek to Mesquite Divide (9,197'), then west up to Taylor Mountain's north ridge. From the ridge, leave the trail and follow Taylor Mountain's north ridge to its summit. Return via the ascent route.

Round Trip Distance: 10 miles
Elevation Gain: 3,112'
Taylor Mountain from Coal Creek Campground
Taylor Mountain from Coal Creek Trailhead.

Fall, Winter & Spring

With good snow cover the most direct route up Taylor Mountain is the southwest ridge. An easier ascent on skis can be made up the south-southeast ridge (Mooreski.)

Red Tape

Taylor Mountain is in the:

Teton Basin Ranger District
Targhee National Forest
P.O. Box 777
Driggs, ID 83422
(208) 354-2312

External Links

7 Day Forecast
Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche Center
Guided Hikes up Taylor Mountain


Taylor Mountain & Mount GloryTaylor MountainTaylor Mountain East FaceCoal Creek MeadowsTaylor Summit TrailTaylor TrailTaylor Mountain from Coal Creek Campground
Summit Ridge View