Inferno Cone by Livingston Douglas

Elevation: 6,181 ft
Prominence: 131

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The summit area of Inferno Cone. Note the large lava boulders and nearby pine tree. Big Cinder Butte is in the background. Livingston Douglas Photo

This peak is not in the book. Published December 2019


Inferno Cone is Peak #3 of the Craters 10-Pack


Inferno Cone is a pile of lava gravel/cinders with an unofficial footpath leading to its summit. Much to my surprise, the summit actually has some boulders and a pine tree on it. It is easily reached from a parking pullout area along the Loop Road in Craters of the Moon National Monument. USGS Inferno Cone

The summit area of Inferno Cone. Note the large lava boulders and nearby pine tree. Big Cinder Butte is in the background. Livingston Douglas Photo

The summit area of Inferno Cone. Note the large lava boulders and nearby pine tree. Big Cinder Butte is in the background. Livingston Douglas Photo

Northwest Face, Class 1

Date of Climb: May 31, 2019

Access

Drive up the Craters of the Moon National Monument Loop Road to the parking pullout for the Inferno Cone “trail.” The elevation here is 6,040 feet.

The Climb

From the parking area, follow a well-beaten footpath in the gravel/cinders up to the summit area. This walk takes all of 4 minutes each way.

Mountain Range: Snake River Plain

Year Climbed: 1973

Longitude: -113.55201   Latitude: 43.44319

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