Bald Mountain 6301

Elevation: 6,301 ft
Prominence: 441

This peak is not in the book.


This Bald Mountain is an outlier of the the Owyhee Mountains’ Silver City Range. It is located just northeast of Silver City on the east side of the crest. The peak has tree cover and so the overused “Bald” name is a bit of a non sequitur. Nevertheless, this peak has a nice view of the rugged Silver City Range.

Bald Mountain from the trailhead.

Bald Mountain from the trailhead.

Access

The peak is easily accessed from the of Murphy/Silver City Road [(A)(2) on page 346]. Follow this long, twisting, up and down road west from ID-78 to the saddle at 5,820 feet just southwest of the summit. There is a large parking spot at this point.

This large sign display is found at the parking spot. The route starts just behind the sign.

This large sign display is found at the parking spot. The route starts just behind the sign.

Southwest Ridge Route, Class 1+

From the parking lot a 4WD road leads to the summit. Follow this steep road to the summit in 0.7 miles with 455 feet of elevation gain. Just before the summit leave the road and hike the last few feet to the high point.

Approaching the summit.

Approaching the summit.

My GPS track.

My GPS track.

The elevation profile for the 4WD road that leads to the summit.

The elevation profile for the 4WD road that leads to the summit.

USGS Silver City

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Owyhee Mountains

Year Climbed: 2017

Longitude: -116.68489   Latitude: 43.04739

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