This peak is not in the book. Published February 2021
Indian Head Mountain is a prominent peak located west of Weiser, Idaho. It rises directly above the Snake River at the end of Dead Indian Ridge. The peak has easy access and, thanks to its low elevation, is potentially a year-round destination. It also has nice views of surrounding mlunatic ranges and incredible views of the Snake River. This hike is quite steep and is a great training hike. USGS Olds Ferry
Dead Indian Mountain. Jason Floyd Photo
From Weiser, Idaho and US-95, turn onto East Commercial Street. At .08 miles, turn left onto West 3rd Street and drive about 500 feet. West 3rd Street becomes County Road 70 at this point. Follow this road for 4.2 miles. Turn right onto Jonathan Road and follow it for a mile. Turn left onto Olds Ferry Road and follow it for about 4.3 miles. Park at one of the pullouts along Olds Ferry Road.
Southeast Ridge, Class 2
There are actually a few ridges you can take from the southeast. Just pick a line to the top. I followed the southeast ridge that was a little more gradual than the next steeper ridge to the west. All of the routes are steep. There was no register on the summit. Round trip mileage was a little less than three miles with 1,500 feet of elevation gain.
Jason’s GPS track
Indian Head Mountain as viewed from the summit of Dead Indian Ridge.