Elevation: 10,693 ft
Climbing and access information for this peak is on Page 288 of the book. The route described below is not in the book. Updated November 2021
Sunset Peak is, perhaps, the best vantage point in the Lost River Range south of Pass Creek Summit. USGS Sunset Peak
This route leaves Pass Creek Road [(D) FS-122 on Page 294]. Look for the turnoff for Mud Lake Canyon (Black Tail Canyon Trail) [(D)(2) FS-094]. This route is 12.2 miles round trip.
Mud Lake Canyon/West Ridge Route, Class 2
The road/trail is easily followed until it ends at the base of the peak’s West Ridge. There is one spot at roughly 7,600 feet where the Forest Service has dragged logs across the trail for about 100 yards to keep ATVs from going farther. After this point, the road becomes a trail which dies out near the base of the West Ridge.
Regions: EASTERN IDAHO->Lost River Range
Mountain Range: Lost River Range
Year Climbed: 2014
Longitude: -113.3701 Latitude: 43.9761