Elevation: 6,820 ft
This peak is not in the book. Published April 2018
Juniper Mountain is located in the southern Owyhee Mountains about 45 miles southeast of Jordan Valley. Although only 6,820 feet in elevation, Juniper Mountain is large and has several unranked summits. According to LOJ, Juniper Mountain is practically a drive up. USGS Smith Creek
Take Mud Flat Road south of Jordan Valley for about 40 miles until you reach a signed turnoff for Juniper Mountain. Follow the road south for about five miles and park. The summit is a few feet east of the road according to the LOJ, although on topo maps Juniper Mountain is marked about a mile to the southeast which is 100 vertical feet lower. On such a broad summit, the high point is difficult to locate. A high-clearance vehicle is recommended. The road is also a nice spot to run or hike as the area has excellent views of the Owyhees and neighboring mountain ranges. The road is quite gradual, gaining only about 1,200 feet in elevation.