Elk Peak

Elevation: 10,582 ft
Prominence: 1,162

Climbing information for this peak is found on page 198.


Elk is one the remotest Sawtooth Peaks. It is a long hike including a tough stretch of crosscountry travel to access it from the east. Climbing it from the west involves a trudge up the South Fork Payette River and a lot of elevation gain.

Elk Peak from Payette Peak. John Platt Photo

Elk Peak from Payette Peak. John Platt Photo

Elk Peak from Redfish Lake Creek. Matt Durrant Photo

Elk Peak from Redfish Lake Creek. Matt Durrant Photo

Elk Peak from the Upper Redfish Lakes.

Elk Peak from the Upper Redfish Lakes. I climbed the peak by accessing the saddle at the left side of the photo and then following the ridge on it’s backside to the summit.

Elk Peak viewed from the north ridge of Decker Peak.

Elk Peak 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 from the west summit.

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Sawtooth Range

Year Climbed: 1991

Longitude: -115.03731   Latitude: 44.024403

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