Danskin Peak

Elevation: 6,694 ft
Prominence: 1,832

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Climbing and access information for this peak is on Page 153 of the book. Updated May 2019

Danskin Peak is the highest point in the Danskin Mountains. A road leads to its summit and a large fire lookout. The road makes a great route for a mountain bike ascent. You can climb the peak from just about any direction, but the best approach is from Mountain Home. USGS Danskin Peak

Access and Route, Class 1

The access information in the book is accurate [(D)(1) on Pages 154-155]. In 2019, the road was in fair condition. A few spots were recently maintained. Nevertheless, a 4WD is recommended. Take Canyon Creek Road north out of Mountain Home. The road eventually crosses Canyon Creek and then runs west for a total of 14.1 miles where the road junctions with FS-167. Turn right onto FS-167 and follow it, climbing steeply, for 8.8 miles to a junction by a small reservoir. Turn north  and follow the road for 4.4 miles to the Danskin Crest. Turn right and follow the road to the summit in another 3.3 steep miles.

Danskin Mountain from the south.

Danskin Mountain as viewed from the south.

Danskin Peak fire lookout.

The Danskin Peak fire lookout.

Danskin Peak rising up behind Cathedral Rocks.

Danskin Peak rising up behind Cathedral Rocks.


Granite outcrop on the West Side of Danskin Peak.

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Boise Mountains

Year Climbed: 1988, 2008

Longitude: -115.659966   Latitude: 43.413315


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