Elevation: 9,753 ft
Climbing and access information for Custer Peak is found on pages 131 to 132.
Custer Peak is located 5 miles east of the Bonanza Creek GS and the Yankee Fork Salmon River. The summit is identified on the Challis NF map as the Custer fire lookout. The defunct lookout is available for public use on first-come basis. Custer Peak, the culmination of several ridges, stands in the heart of a small slice of de facto wilderness that is seldom visited. From the top, the expansive view includes Mount Borah and Mount McCaleb in the Lost River Range, Cabin Creek Peak and Twin Peaks in the Salmon River Range and the Sawtooths.
Trails lead to the summit from north, east, south and west. The 6-mile north route which uses FST-161 [(F)(3)(a], is recommended because of its scenic qualities.