Guffey Butte

Elevation: 3,130 ft
Prominence: 480

This peak is not in the book.

Guffey Butte is located along the the Snake River southwest of Kuna, Idaho. This small butte has excellent paved access. Search for Celebration Park on Google Maps for directions. There are exceptional views of the Owyhee Mountains and the Snake River from the summit.

The butte is accessed by crossing the Snake River on a converted railroad bridge. While there are no official trails, use trails have taken root and climb nearly to the summit. I posted my GPS track below which follows use trails nearly to the summit. The butte is infested with tumbleweeds, which will be hard on a dogs feet. USGS Walters Butte

Guffey Butte from Celebration County Park. The high point is not visible in this photo. It is located behind the right high point. John Platt

Guffey Butte as viewed from Celebration County Park. The high point is not visible in this photo. It is located behind the right high point. John Platt Photo

Dan Krueger supplied the following information and photos:

Guffey Butte has a rocky ridge of volcanic rock about halfway to the summit. There are some interesting formations, such as in the first picture. It’s not really an arch, but is more like a 2-foot diameter hole through the base of an enormous rock . You can actually see this rock in my second photo; it’s the huge square-ish rock just right of center in the photo. The second photo was taken from the top of the rocky ridge. Climbing it is not necessary to reach the summit, but I have a hard time resisting Class 3 terrain. The path to the summit cuts through the photo from right to left. The 3rd photo is the large cairn on the summit, facing to the south. There’s an ammo can there with a notebook.

An interesting rock formation. Dan Krueger Photo

An interesting rock formation. Dan Krueger Photo

 Volcanic ridge 1/2 way to the summit. Dan Krueger Photo

The volcanic ridge halfway to the summit. Dan Krueger Photo

Summit cairn, facing south. Dan Krueger Photo

The summit cairn, facing south. Dan Krueger Photo

My GPS track following use trails most of the way to the summit.

My GPS track following use trails most of the way to the summit. Trip stats: 3.3 miles with 882 feet of elevation gain.

Looking south to the Owyhee Mountains from the summit.

Looking south to the Owyhee Mountains from the summit.

An unclimbed tower on the west side of the butte.

An unclimbed tower on the West Side of the butte.

Visiting the old bridge alone makes the drive worthwhile.

Visiting the old railroad bridge alone makes the drive worthwhile.

Mountain Range: Snake River Plain

Year Climbed: 2018

Longitude: -116.54119   Latitude: 43.28679

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