Elevation: 8,966 ft
This Sawtooth Mountain peak is not in the book
Copper Mountain is the northwestern most named Sawtooth summit. It rises up above ID-21 west of the point where a road leads west to Bull Trout Lake which is roughly 1.25 miles south of Banner Summit. This peak is ascended often in the winter as the nearby highway offers good access to its broad western slopes and there is a lot of room on open slopes for skiing. While not as popular in the summer, the peak offers an outstanding view point and a relatively short climb.
Like many mountains, Copper Mountain can be reached from numerous directions. I recommend climbing the peak from Newman Creek via its southwest ridge. Newman Creek is accessed from ID-21, 0.35 miles north of the well signed turn for Bull Trout Lake. Turn east off the highway and you will immediately find a large, shallow borrow pit. Park at this point. The southwest ridge rises up directly to the north. It is 2.1 miles and 2,000 feet to the summit from this point.
USGS Banner Summit.