Elevation: 6,470 ft
This peak is not in the book. This peak is located on private property. Please obtain permission before visiting the summit. Published November 2020
Little Horse Butte is the [lower] neighbor to Big Horse Butte. Like its bigger brother, Little Horse Butte has a fully-operational windmill atop it. When you stand under one of these behemoths, you will be intimidated and, if it is a windy day, you will want to exit the summit quickly lest one of the “swooshing” blades falls off. USGS Lone Pine Ridge
Same as for Big Horse Butte. The ascent route begins at the connecting saddle between Big Horse Butte and Little Horse Butte. The descent route ends at Kepps Crossing Road. Please be advised that there is a “No Trespassing” sign at the base of the access road that leads up to the connecting saddle. I suspect that the utility company that operates these windmills objects to anyone driving up that access road but is not concerned about hikers. There is no fencing, orange paint, or signage anywhere else on this peak.
Northwest Face, Class 2
From the connecting saddle between Big Horse Butte and Little Horse Butte, walk up the service road briefly then leave the road to scramble southeast through sagebrush to the windmill-clad summit of Little Horse Butte.
Southwest Face, Class 2
From the summit, descend the thick sagebrush slope of the Southwest Face to reach a service road in the gully separating Big Horse Butte from Little Horse Butte. Hike briefly down the service road to Kepps Crossing Road and return to your parked vehicle.