Baldy 9153

Elevation: 9,153 ft
Prominence: 1,340

Baldy viewed from the south along the Salmon Mountain Ridge Road near Phelan Mountain

This peak is not in the book. Updated July 2019


Baldy (originally known as Salmon City Peak) is located roughly 5 miles southwest of Salmon, Idaho. The peak was used as an early fire lookout and currently has a lot of communications equipment on its summit. The summit is visible to the southeast from Salmon. Ron Kemnow has set forth the history of this lookout on his Idaho Fire Lookout website which is linked below. The 360-degree view from the summit encompasses a huge chunk of Idaho including the northern Beaverhead Range, the northern Lemhi Range and the Bighorn Crags. USGS Leesburg

Baldy viewed from the south along the Salmon Mountain Ridge Road near Phelan Mountain

Baldy as viewed from the south along the Salmon Mountain Ridge Road near Phelan Mountain.

Two of the many electronic installations on the summit.

Two of the many communications installations on the summit.

Access and Route, Class 1

See [(H)(1) and (2) on Page 142] updated here. Drive south from Salmon and the junction of US-93/ID-28 on US-93 for 4.9 miles. Turn west, cross the Salmon River and follow FS-021 for 13.0 steep miles to Williams Creek Summit. This road is paved at first and is then a well-maintained, gravel road that is plowed in Winter. From Williams Creek Summit, turn north onto the Salmon River Mountain Ridge Road/FS-020. The ridge road is an occasionally-maintained road with its share of rough spots. Follow FS-20 north for 5.6 miles to its unsigned junction with FS-026. Take FS-026 to the summit in another 2.3 rough miles.  A 4WD vehicle is recommended from Williams Creek Summit.

Mountain Range: Eastern Salmon River Mountains

Year Climbed: 2019

Longitude: -114.00801   Latitude: 45.14539

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