Hayden Peak

Elevation: 8,403 ft
Prominence: 3,133

This peak is found on page 345. Also see the Owyhee Mountains Peaks List for all of the peaks in this range. Updated September 2019.


The big Owyhee Peaks are carved up by mining roads and ruins and are often visited by ATVs. Still, hiking this country is rewarding and, at times, difficult.

Hayden Peak is most easily climbed from either its south ridge or its west ridge (starting from the saddle between it and Turntable Mountain). Access either route from the gravel road that originates out of Slaughterhouse Gulch, northeast of Silver City, Idaho, and ends at Hayden Peak summit. A high clearance 4WD for the road is recommended.

Because the Owhyees are a popular destination for ATV and dirt bike users, I recommend hiking this peak during the week to avoid excessive motorized traffic.

Northwest ridge of Hayden Peak makes for a short, fun climb. Steve Mandella photo.

Summit marker, Hayden Peak. Steve Mandella photo.

Hayden Peak from the northwest.

Hayden Peak northwest route. Steve & Margo Mandella track.

Hayden Peak from the west. Steve Mandella photo.

Hayden Peak from the west. Steve Mandella photo.

Hayden Peak from the west.

Hayden Peak from the west.

Hayden Peak from the Snake River Plain.

Hayden Peak from the Snake River Plain.

The summit of Hayden Peak is reached by a road which services this antenna array.

The summit can be reached from the south by the gravel road used to service this antenna array.

Hayden Peak (l) and Turntable Mountain (r) from the west. Margo Mandella photo.

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Owyhee Mountains

Year Climbed: 2013

Longitude: -116.6574   Latitude: 42.9804

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