Elevation: 3,163 ft
This peak is not in the book.
Elephant Butte is located just southwest of Sommer Camp Road, near its junction with US-95. There are not many good parking options, but we found a small turnout about 1/2 mile southwest of the butte and parked there. There was a very faint jeep trail that led to the south side of the butte. This jeep trail is on the border of private property, so do not hike north of this trail until you are at the base of Elephant Butte.
We left the trail at this point and headed for a large crack looming above us in the rock face, which we climbed to the summit. There is some exposure, but it’s not too bad. Just be very careful because a fall could result in serious injury. The views from the summit are great. You can see Lake Lowell, the Snake River and many Owyhee Mountain peaks. Round trip from the road was 1 mile with 320 feet of elevation gain. Class 3. The route description continues with the photos. USGS Opalene Gulch