Jureano Mountain

Elevation: 8,333 ft
Prominence: 953

This peak is not in the book. Published June 2019


Jureano Mountain is located easy of Panther Creek roughly 16.0 miles west of Salmon, Idaho. USGS Jureano Mountain

Bing Young wrote of this lookout site:

Jureano (el. 8345) sits atop a long gentle—sloping ridge between Panther Creek and Napias Creek. There is a motorway right to the lookout site, making it very accessible.

Jureano is one the the three lookouts on the Forest to have had a 70-foot steel tower which had to be used for a good view of the surrounding area. The lookout’s cabin and garage were kept below the tower which replaced an old wooden tower.

Jureano,was one of the later lookouts to come to the Forest (post-1930) and has been everything from a primary lookout to an emergency lookout until it was finally abandoned. Jureano is in very good condition and it is a good lookout to visit and is easy to get to, although caution would be in order if climbing the tower. Salmon National Forest Fire Lookouts by Bing Young 1982, pages 27-28

Access

Google Maps will give you directions. From Salmon it is 34.0 miles and a two hour drive. 4WD advised. Check with the Forest Service for current conditions.

Mountain Range: Eastern Salmon River Mountains

Longitude: -114.24289   Latitude: 45.20401

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