Indian Peak

Elevation: 7,763 ft
Prominence: 543

This peak is not in the book. Published June 2019


Indian Peak is located northwest of North Fork, Idaho and north of the Salmon River. USGS Ulysses Mountain

Bing Young uncovered the fact that the peak was used as a crude fire lookout in the distant past. Bing writes: Indian Peak is a 7763-foot mountain directly north of Ulysses Mountain on Indian Creek, which empties into the Salmon River at Indianola. Roads from Indian Creek and Hull Creek take you close to the top.

Throughout the 1920s, it appears that a lookout/smokechaser was stationed here fairly regularly in the fire season. On the 1935 map, Indian Peak is listed as an official lookout point, but records indicate that no building was ever constructed on the site and the point was eventually abandoned altogether. It probably served as an emergency station. —Salmon National Forest Fire Lookouts by Bing Young 1982, Page 27

Access

Forest Service maps show a 4WD road leading all the way to the summit. Google Maps provides directions to the summit covering 16.0 miles. This is steep, rugged country. Check with the Forest Service for current road conditions.

 

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Bitterroot Mountains

Longitude: -114.10739   Latitude: 45.49069

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