Cottonwood Benchmark

Elevation: 11,024 ft
Prominence: 444

Climbing and access information for this peak is on Page 324 of the book. Please note that the book refers to the peak as “Cottonwood Mountain.” Judi Steciak provided the updated access information found below. 

Cottonwood Benchmark and its neighbors, Jump Peak and Eighteenmile Peak, enclose a beautiful high valley. It is possible to climb all 3 peaks in a day. USGS Cottonwood Creek

Cottonwood Peak from Jump Peak.

Cottonwood Benchmark as viewed from Jump Peak.


Judi Steciak reports that access has changed for the Eighteenmile Peak and Jump Peak area. Please find below the 2011 BLM map for access to the Eighteenmile Wilderness Study Area in the Beaverhead Mountains. This replaces the (B)(6.1) Eighteenmile Creek Road description on Page 329 of the book and it avoids private property. We used this map with an Idaho back roads atlas and topographical maps. The road was re-graded in 2011 and is accessible to higher-clearance passenger vehicles. There are at least two outfitter camps in the Eighteenmile WSA during hunting season. Thanks to Judi Steciak and Carl Hamke for this update.

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Beaverhead Range

Year Climbed: 1991

Longitude: -113.00619   Latitude: 44.47089


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