Elevation: 7,298 ft
This peak is not in the book.
There are 27 points of prominence in Idaho that utilize the word “Indian” as part of their name and only one of them is included in the book. This demonstrates just how many mountain peaks there are in Idaho and how few of them are know to climbers and hikers.
Indian Mountain is a popular early season hike in the Pocatello area. Steve and Margo Mandella provided the following information and photos.
To access the peak, take South Fork Mink Creek Road out of Pocatello and turn left onto East Fork Mink Creek Road (less than 1/2 mile past Cherry Springs Picnic Area). Maps indicate that East Fork Mink Creek road is closed November to April; however, the road is open when the Nordic Center is open for public use, generally early December. (Contact the Caribou Targhee Forest, Westside Ranger District, for road and trail information.)
After approximately 1/2 mile, on your left, you will reach the Lead Draw parking area, which may be gated. Start your climb from here and consider hiking this peak before the main trail is open to motorized use (May 15 to November 15). Margo climbed this peak in late March of 2010. It had a dusting of snow up top and she and her friends made a loop of the climb. Her track is included below. Overall, April seems to be a good time to climb Indian Mountain. In 2015, Steve reported that the “snow is mostly off right now (4/15).”
USGS Topo: Scout Mountain