Garden Mountain

Elevation: 7,005 ft
Prominence: 905

This peak is not in the book because of nearby roads. However, before the snow melts, it is a good peak to ski or snowshoe.


I snowshoed up this peak with John and Tom Platt and Brian Mahon in 2009. It is a long hike with a lot of elevation gain when you start from Banks, Idaho. We parked near the South Fork Bridge, crossed the road and started up steeply toward Peak 3668. After reaching the summit, we found that descending the North Side of the peak actually involved climbing.

At the base of Peak 3668, we continued climbing up the ridge walking on short, green grass until we reached snowline. The ridge climbs steadily for most of the way. However, there is some up and down for the final 500 feet of elevation gain. Our round-trip stats: 15.0 miles with 5,700 feet of elevation gain. Class 2. USGS Packer John Mountain

The summit of Garden Peak.

The summit of Garden Peak.

The difficult descent off Peak 3668.

The difficult descent off Peak 3668.

Deep snow onmthe upper mountain.

Deep snow on the upper mountain.

The approximate route of our snowshoe trip to the summit in 2009.

The approximate route of our snowshoe trip to the summit in 2009.

Garden Mountain viewed from Dry Buck Mountain.

Garden Mountain as viewed from Dry Buck Mountain.

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Western Salmon River Mountains

Year Climbed: 2009

Longitude: -116.03729   Latitude: 44.13129

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