Mountains & Men Part 3: Mount Wister

Some of the most classic and beautiful peaks of the Teton Range aren’t the most famous. Mount Wister, hidden in the southwestern corner of Avalanche Canyon, is a classic pyramidal peak often overlooked by the casual observer of this iconic mountain range.




Mount Wister is named for author Owen Wister who wrote the classic western novel, The Virginian. Wister is credited with inventing the classic Western cowboy hero.

Today we have many heroes in the West – cowboys, climbers, conservationists, and naturalists. Continue to follow and read our blog to learn more about all of the heroes of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks