The average Wyoming high school football field sits at 5,261 feet above sea level — just a shade less than a mile high.
But which schools consistently play at higher — or lower — elevation based on their conference affiliation?
Well, it’s no secret that Wyoming, in general, is higher on its western side and lower on its eastern side. In Class 3A, 2A, 1A 11-man and 1A six-man, the elevation of fields in West Conference schools is higher than that of East Conference schools.
The conference with the highest average elevation is the 2A West at 5,997 feet. But the 2A West also had the highest standard deviation measure, meaning the conference also had the most variability. Greybull, which has the lowest elevation of any 11-man field in the state, is in the 2A West.
Perhaps not coincidentally, the conference with the lowest average elevation — the 1A 11-man East at 4,462 feet — also had the lowest standard deviation.
Wyoming football field elevations by conference
|1A 11-man East||4,462||424|
|1A 11-man West||5,126||1,023|
|1A six-man East||5,017||1,311|
|1A six-man West||5,820||975|
The classification, though, with the highest average elevation is the big-school Class 4A at 5,753 feet. The classification with the lowest average elevation is 1A 11-man at 4,794 feet.
Wyoming football field elevations by classification
Pinedale’s field, at 7,198 feet, is the highest high school field in the state; Hulett, at 3,753 feet, is the lowest. And every high school field in Wyoming is lower than the University of Wyoming’s famous 7,220-feet War Memorial Stadium, where the state title games are played every November.
For elevations of every Wyoming high school football field, as well coordinates and maps (both for all classes and for each classification), click here.