California, United States
Mount Baxter is a peak along the crest of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the US state of California. Mount Baxter lies within the John Muir Wilderness just north of Baxter Pass.
A flock of protected bighorn sheep live in the vicinity of Mount Baxter. Because of this, access to Mount Baxter is limited to December 15 through July 1 of every year.
Mount Baxter is to the northeast of the Rae Lakes which is a popular backpacking destination along the John Muir Trail.
Mount Baxter was probably named after John Baxter, a rancher in Owens Valley.