Dead Indian Ridge by Jason Floyd

Elevation: 4,281 ft
Prominence: 1,141

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This peak is not in the book. Published February 2021

Dead Indian Ridge is a prominent peak located northwest of Weiser, Idaho. It rises directly above the Snake River. The peak has excellent access and the soils are fast draining, making it a great Winter destination. Due to its location, this peak has massive views of surrounding mountain ranges and incredible views of the Snake River which you see most of the way. The hike is quite steep and is a great training hike. USGS Olds Ferry

Dead Indian Ridge. Jason Floyd Photo


From Weiser and US-95, turn onto East Commercial Street. At 0.8 miles, turn left onto West 3rd Street and drive about 500 feet. West 3rd Street becomes County Road 70 at this point. Follow this road for 4.2 miles. Turn right onto Jonathan Road and follow it for 1.0 mile. Turn left on Olds Ferry Road and follow it for 9.8 miles. Park at the BLM-signed Weiser Dunes parking lot.

The parking area. Jason Floyd Photo

West Ridge, Class 2

From the Weiser Dunes parking lot, cross the road. From here, there are three options: two ATV roads and a game trail. Start your climb by following one of these. The two ATV roads meet up and then follow the game trail. When the game trail ends, head up the peak’s steep West Ridge to the summit. There are no obstacles and you can really pick a few routes from the main road. I could not find a register. Round-trip distance is 5.0 miles with 2,200 feet of elevation gain.

My GPS route

Looking down the West Ridge. Jason Floyd Photo

The summit of Dead Indian Ridge as viewed from the west. Jason Floyd Photo

Dead Indian Ridge is a big, long formation. This photo is of a smaller point to the west of the summit. Jason Floyd Photo

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Cuddy and Hitt Mountains

Longitude: -117.17101   Latitude: 44.30929

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