Bog Benchmark/Deadwood Lookout

Elevation: 7,589 ft

The Deadwood Lookout is located due south of the Bog Benchmark. Make sure after you tag the summit to continue on to the lookout for a great view. The lookout is availabile for overnight rentals.

This peak is not in the book.


Bog BM is located south of Deadwood Reservoir. The peak has a long north/south summit ridge. The high point is crossed by the road that leads to Deadwood Lookout which sits south of the main summit. To reach the summit take the Deadwood Reservoir Road from the Banks Lowman Highway. This dirt road is usually graded. A side road leads to the summit and then onto the lookout. I suggest using a mountain bike to reach this peak.

The lookout is available to rent. Reservations can be made at the recreation.gov website. Be warned you will need to make reservations months in advance.

Make sure after you tag the summit to continue on to the lookout for a great view. The lookout is availabile for overnight rentals.

Make sure after you tag the summit to continue on to the lookout for a great view. The lookout is availabile for overnight rentals.

Access

From Boise, Idaho, take ID-55 north for 35.0 miles to Banks, Idaho. Turn right (east) on Banks-Lowman Road and proceed 25.0 miles to the junction with FS-555, the Deadwood Reservoir Road. Turn left (north) on FS-555 and climb 9.0 miles to the junction of FS-555 and 555EC. Turn right onto 555EC and proceed 3.0 miles to Deadwood Lookout Recreation Cabin at the end of the road. This Deadwood Reservoir road is usually graded. FS-555EC may require a 4WD or at least a high clearance vehicle. Check with the Forest Service for current conditions.

USGS Scott Creek

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Western Salmon River Mountains

Longitude: -115.70709   Latitude: 44.13269

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