Elevation: 3,130 ft
This peak is not in the book. Livingston Douglas contributed two additional photos to the initial entry. Updated November 2022
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
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.
Read about the first (and only?) ascent at this link: Guffey Tower
Regions: SNAKE RIVER PLAIN
Mountain Range: Snake River Plain
Year Climbed: 2018
Longitude: -116.54119 Latitude: 43.28679