Elk Peak

Elevation: 10,582 ft
Prominence: 1,162

Climbing and access information for this peak is on Page 198 of the book.


Elk Peak is one the most remote peaks in the Sawtooth Range. From the east, it is a long hike including a tough stretch of cross-country travel. From the west, climbing it requires a trudge up the South Fork Payette River and a lot of elevation gain. USGS Warbonnet Peak

Elk Peak from Payette Peak. John Platt Photo

Elk Peak as viewed from Payette Peak. John Platt Photo

Elk Peak from Redfish Lake Creek. Matt Durrant Photo

Elk Peak as viewed from Redfish Lake Creek. Matt Durrant Photo

Elk Peak from the Upper Redfish Lakes.

Elk Peak as viewed from the Upper Redfish Lakes. I climbed the peak by accessing the saddle at the left side of the photo and then following the back side of the ridge to the summit.

Elk Peak viewed from the north ridge of Decker Peak.

Elk Peak as viewed from the North Ridge of Decker Peak.

Dana Hansen looking toward the East Summit of Elk Peak.

Dana Hansen looking toward the West Summit of Elk Peak.

The east summit of Elk from the west summit.

The East Summit of Elk Peak as viewed from the West Summit.

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Sawtooth Range

Year Climbed: 1991

Longitude: -115.03731   Latitude: 44.024403

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