Elevation: 5,074 ft
Livingston Douglas provides a complete update of the access and route information as well as additional photos for this desert butte. Updated January 2023
Kimama Butte is a former BLM fire lookout site. As best I can tell, it was manned during the summer from 1937 to 1975. The lookout was demolished in the early 2000s. A road leads to the summit of this butte, which is located roughly 15 miles northwest of Rupert, Idaho. USGS Kimama Butte
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From ID-24 at a sharp left/west turn (just west of Minidoka), drive 15.1 miles west on ID-24 to a signed junction with [paved] 600W Road. Turn left/south onto 600W and drive 5.4 miles to a signed junction with 900N Road. Turn right/west onto 900N and drive 5.4 miles to a sharp left/south bend at a junction with signed 1150W (Kimama Lookout Road). Drive about 100 feet up 1150W, cross a cattle guard, and reach a parking area (4,580 feet). You can drive farther up this 2-track 4WD road but it gets steep and rocky near the summit. In retrospect, the better/easier drive to the summit is via a well-maintained service road that comes in from the north from [signed] 1100N along 600W.
South Face, Class 1
From the parking area near the base of 1150W, hike north up the steep 2-track road to the antenna-clad summit of Kimama Butte. The high point is a cluster of volcanic boulders located in the middle of the summit plateau, between the antenna towers. The summit has two USGS benchmarks.
Regions: SNAKE RIVER PLAIN
Mountain Range: Snake River Plain
Year Climbed: 2016, 2017
Longitude: -113.8969 Latitude: 42.76209