Idaho County Highpoints by Andy Martin

Dan Robbins was the first Idaho resident to reach the summit of Idaho’s county high point. As you will see from reviewing the list below, it takes a lot effort, time and gas money to finish the list.
Hiking the US state high points is a popular activity, and naturally leads to considering the next level of detail, the 3,140+ county high points. During the 1990’s lists were prepared that locate these points, based on the USGS 7.5′ maps.  The County High Points book by Andy Martin, oldadit@iname.com, includes all these lists.

 

 Hiking the counties of different western states – AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, and WY – makes an interesting goal, and Idaho proved to be a challenge. The Idaho County High Point List  was finally completed on Labor Day of 2001 by Ken Jones and Bob Packard. This leaves Montana as the only uncompleted western state.

 

Routes up most named ID county peaks are given in Idaho: A Climbing Guide by Tom Lopez. Trip reports and topo map links for the counties are found at http://cohp.org/id/idaho.html


 

HIGH POINTS OF THE 44 COUNTIES OF IDAHO

 

Compiled by Andy Martin. Average elevation is 8,289′ (364,705′ / 44).

 

COUNTY           HIGH POINT                  ELEV.        LOCATION             USGS 7.5′ MAP

 

Custer                                               
12,662
6- 9N-23E
Borah Peak
Butte                                             
12,197
2- 9N-28E
Diamond Peak
Blaine                                       
12,009
?- 5N-19/20E
Hyndman Peak
Lemhi                                            
11,612
36-11N-27E
Bell Mountain
Clark                             
2 pts E of Webber Pk  
11,200+
33-12N-31E
Scott Peak
Boise                                            
Mount Cramer
10,716
19- 8N-13E
Mount Cramer
Elmore                                    
Snowyside Peak  
10,651
?- 7N-13E
Snowyside Peak
Freemont                            
3 points on state line     
10,400+
?-16N-43E
Targhee Peak
Camas                                        
spot elevation
Note: Field observations indicate nearby contour 10,360+ does not exist
10,337+
?-6?N-15E
Galena
Cassia                                               
Cache Peak
10,339
21-14S-24E
Cache Peak
Bonneville                                             
Mount Baird
10,025
5- 1S-46E
Mount Baird
Bear Lake & Caribou                             
Meade Peak  
9,957
1-11S-44E
Meade Peak
Valley                                                           
Big Baldy
9,705
26-17N-10E
Big Baldy
Franklin                                              
spot elevation
9,484
29-15S-42E
Egan Basin
Idaho                                               
unnamed point
Note: Point is located 1900′ northwest of Bare Peak.
He Devil
She Devil
Note: He Devil and She Devil are very close in elevation.
They are almost surely lower than point 9,439
9,439
9,400
9,400+
7-29N-17E
23-23N- 2W
23-23N- 2W
Mt. Jerusalem
He Devil
He Devil
Oneida                                                                                                 
Oxford Peak
Note: an unnamed point over 9,280′ lies 900′ south of Oxford Peak
9,282
26-13S-37E
Oxford
Bannock                                           
Bonneville Peak                                           
9,271
33- 7S-37E
Bonneville Peak
Teton
 
Garns Mountain
Piney Peak
Oliver Peak                                         
Note: An unnamed area of 8,960′ to 9,039′ lies 4000′ south of Oliver peak in sections 8  and 17 of 2N-46E.                                      
9,016
9,000+
9,004
24- 4N-43E
35- 4N-43E
8- 2N-46E
Garns Mountain
Garns Mountain
Victor
Adams                                            
 
Monument Peak
Note: An 8,933′ spot elev. lies 4600′ south of Monument Peak in section 26-22N-          2W. It is lower than Monument Peak.
8,920+
22-22N- 2W
Purgatory Saddle
Power                                          
Deep Creek Peak
8,748
13-11S-32E
Deep Creek Peak
Owyhee                                                 
Hayden Peak
8,403
23- 5S- 3W
Cinnabar Mtn.
Madison                                                     
 
Red Butte
Note: Two unnamed points over 8,080′ lie near Red Butte.
8,108
20- 4N-43E
Temple Peak
Clearwater                                         
Rhoades Peak
7,930
35-39N-13E
Rhoades Peak
Gem                                                    
spot elevation
7,921
1-13N- 2E
Tripod Peak
Washington                                       
Cuddy Mountain
7,867
35-17N- 4W
Cuddy Mountain
Twin Falls                                 
2 unnamed points
7,840+
27/34-16S-12E
Curtis Draw
Boundary                                             
 
unnamed point
Note: An unnamed point 3200′ feet NE of this one is over 7,680′.
7,709
2-63N- 2W
Pyramid Peak
Shoshone                                                    
Illinois Peak
7,690
33-43N-11E
Illinois Peak
Bingham                                   
USGS BM Blackfoot
7,550
34- 2S-39E
Poison Creek
Bonner                                          
 
Scotchman Peak
Note: Two points 7,000+ lie 100′ and 1000′ NE of Scotchman Peak.
7,009
21-56N- 3E
Scotchman Peak
Jefferson                                             
 
spot elevation
Note: This point is on Kelly Mtn. A nearby area is over 6,660′.
6,664
33- 4N-41E
Heise
Kootenai                                                
Latour Peak
6,408
8-47N- 1E
Twin Crags
Gooding                                     
on North county line
6,360+
4- 3S-13E
Davis Mountain
Benewah                                             
unnamed area
6,160+
20-47N- 1E
Twin Crags
Ada                                                 
unnamed area
6,000+
22- 4N- 3E
Robie Creek
Lincoln                                              
unnamed point
5,950
3- 3S-16E
Thorn Creek Res.
Nez Perce                                         
5,360+
29-32N- 4W
Frye Point
Latah                                              
Bald Mountain
5,320+
34-43N- 2W
Emida
Minidoka
Bear Den Butte
5,104
8- 3S-25E
Bear Den Butte
Lewis
spot elevation
Note: Two points 4,780+ lie about 800′ NE of spot elevation 4,795′.
4,795
23-32N- 3W
Hoover Point
Payette
spot elevation
Note: Two points 4,760+ lie on the east border of Section 4-9N-1W.
4,763
4- 9N- 1W
Coonrod Gulch
Jerome  
on east county line
4,760+-
1- 8S-21E
Kimama Butte
Canyon
Pickles Butte
3,084
21- 2N- 3W
 Givens Hot Sprs.

 

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