Clayton Mountain

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Clayton Mountain
Clayton Mountain is located in Wyoming
Clayton Mountain
Clayton Mountain
Highest point
Elevation 10,219 ft (3,115 m)
Coordinates 44°24′32″N 109°43′45″W / 44.40889°N 109.72917°W / 44.40889; -109.72917Coordinates: 44°24′32″N 109°43′45″W / 44.40889°N 109.72917°W / 44.40889; -109.72917[1]
Location Park County, Wyoming, U.S.
Parent range Absaroka Range, Shoshone National Forest
Topo map USGS Clayton Mountain
Easiest route Trails

Clayton Mountain (10,219 ft (3,115 m)) is located in the Absaroka Range in the U.S. state of Wyoming.[2] On August 21, 1937 fifteen firefighters were killed on the west slopes of Clayton Mountain while fighting the Blackwater fire.[3] The peak was named after United States Forest Service (USFS) ranger Alfred G. Clayton, who perished along with members of his crew during the fire. Two memorials were constructed in 1938 by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) on the west slope of Clayton Mountain to commemorate the locations where members of the CCC and the USFS perished.


  1. ^ "Clayton Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved July 27, 2013. 
  2. ^ Clayton Mountain, WY (Map). TopoQwest (United States Geological Survey Maps). Retrieved July 27, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Staff Ride to the Blackwater Fire". Wildland Fire Leadership Development Program. Retrieved July 27, 2013.