Sunset Mountain

Elevation: 7,869 ft
Prominence: 1,752

This peak is found on page 146.


This peak is a popular ascent in the winter for both skiers and snowshoers. The parking lot on ID-21 at Mores Creek Summit fills up quickly on winter weekends and is also used by snowmobilers. Fortunately, the snowmobiles go north toward Pilot Peak for the most part. It is just under 10.0 miles and 2,100 feet to the summit if you follow the road. On a recent trip to the top my GPS watch showed a total elevation gain of 2,254 feet adding in the up hill on the way back. A lot of the higher slopes on the east side of the peak burned recently but nothing along the road.

Half way to the top. Sunset Mountain's summit is directly behind Dan Paulson

Half way to the top. Sunset Mountain’s summit is directly behind Dan Paulson

The lookout on January 17th, 2015.

The lookout on January 17th, 2015.

in the summer the rough road sees little vehicle use and is great for a mountain bike ascent. The lookout is staffed during fire season.

Sunset Mountain GPS Track.

Sunset Mountain GPS Track.

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Boise Mountains

Year Climbed: 1986, 1990, 2000, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2015

Longitude: -115.64689   Latitude: 43.89869

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