Dry Diggins Lookout

Elevation: 7,860 ft
Prominence: 280

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Dry Diggins Lookout viewed from Heavens Gate.

This peak is not in the book. Published July 2020

Dry Diggins Lookout is located 14 miles WSW of Riggins, Idaho and 3.9 miles NW of He Devil. It has had a fire lookout on its summit since 1932. The current stucture is maintained for emergency use. USGS He Devil

Dry Diggins Lookout viewed from Heavens Gate.

Dry Diggins Lookout as viewed from Heavens Gate


FS-517/Windy Gap Road [(A)(3) on Page 104]. From US-95 at the south end of Riggins, look for a large brown recreational sign for Seven Devils and Heavens Gate and FS-517. Turn west onto this road and follow it about 15.0 miles to Windy Gap. Low-clearance vehicles, RVs and vehicles pulling trailers are not recommended or advised on this steep, winding road. Park in the backpackers’ parking lot.

Trail Route, Class 1

This lookout can be accessed by trail from Windy Gap via a strenuous hike. The route covers 8.4 miles, gaining 2,500 feet and losing 2,300 feet of elevation along the way. FST-57/Dry Diggins Trail [(3)(a.1.1) on Page 104].


Mountain Range: Seven Devil Mountains

Longitude: -116.58949   Latitude: 45.37179

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