Flattop Butte

Elevation: 5,828 ft
Prominence: 568

This peak is not in the book. Also see the Owyhee Mountains Peaks List for all of the peaks in this range.


Flattop Butte is located east of US-95. Access to the peak begins at milepost 7 on a good gravel road. The road is unsigned but some maps refer to it as the Chipmunk Road. Follow the road southeast past a reservoir fed by Little McBride Creek and then the into the McBride Creek drainage. There are many ways to climb the peak and one is a 4WD road that zigzags up the peaks north slopes. We walked to the summit via the more roundabout track shown below. Depending on where you start you will have anywhere from 500 to 750 elevation gain. Class 2. While you are in the area hike up Peak 5303 which sits north of Flattop Butte and east of the Chipmunk Road. USGS Captain Butte

Flattop Butte viewed from the north.

Flattop Butte viewed from the north.

My GPS track.

My GPS track.

 

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Owyhee Mountains

Year Climbed: 2016

Longitude: -116.94219   Latitude: 43.23819

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