Black Mountain Lookout
ElevationAscent: 1,024' 312 m
Descent: -1,024' -312 m
High: 9,383' 2,860 m
Low: 8,358' 2,548 m
GradeAvg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)
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“Black Mountain Lookout is a historic landmark with plenty of scenic 360 degree views along the way.”— Jeffrey Shanor
Black Mountain is one of the tallest peaks north of the Cloud Peak Wilderness making it stand out significantly from the highway. To the south, you'll observe the peaks of Black Tooth, Mt. Woolsey, and Cloud Peak, all of which stand over 13,000 feet. Looking west, you'll find several lakes, Granite Pass, and the Bighorn high country. North of Black Mountain sits Tongue River Canyon, Steamboat Point, and the Bighorn Scenic Byway. Eastward, you can see for hundreds of miles (if it's not fire season) towards the City of Sheridan and the rest of the Wyoming lowlands.
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Land Manager: USFS - Bighorn National Forest Office
Nov 12, 2019: Motorized access extended on the Dugway Road