Elevation: 5,971 ft
Climbing and access information for this peak is on Page 56 of the book. Published September 2018.
Grizzly Mountain is located north of Kellogg, Idaho. It is the highest summit in the Coeur D’Alene Mountains and it has over 2,000 feet of prominence. Good views and a lot of beargrass. We had some nice Fall colors too. Nice hike but it’s a pretty long drive to get to for such a short hike. USGS Grizzly Mountain
From County Road #1-C, take FSR-400. Set your odometer to 0.0. In a few miles, FSR-400 turns to gravel. Stay right on FSR-400 and turn right onto FSR-959 at 6.4 miles. Follow FSR-959 for 8.5 miles to a T intersection and turn right onto FSR-260. In a few tenths of a mile, the road forks. Stay right on FSR-260 which is now a lesser road. It’s rough and bumpy but still fine for a Subaru with care to the bermed end of the road (5,250 feet). A total of 1.8 miles on FSR-260. Note that there is a pretty decent campsite just a few hundred feet before the end of the road.
Northwest Ridge, Class 1+
The hike is simple and short, about 1.7 miles on the old road bed and ATV track to the top and through a bit of burned woods then above tree line in meadow and scree. The old road beyond the berm is closed to motor vehicles but sees regular ATV use.