Lizard Butte by Livingston Douglas

Elevation: 2,634 ft
Prominence: 184

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This peak is not in the book. Published November 2022

Lizard Butte is a very distinctive-looking butte that towers over the east side of Marsing, Idaho. Though on private land, public access is allowed. Lizard Butte is the site of sunrise worship services that are conducted on its lower slopes every Easter. The summit has a large white cross atop it. USGS Marsing

Lizard Butte as viewed from Marsing, ID. Livingston Douglas Photo


From the junction of ID-55 and Marsing Road just east of Marsing, drive 0.5 miles north on ID-55 to a signed junction with Symms Road. Turn right/east onto Symms Road and drive 0.2 miles to a large parking area at the base of the northeast side of Lizard Butte. Park here (2,450 feet).

View of the ascent trail from the parking area at the base of Lizard Butte. Livingston Douglas Photo

Northeast Face, Class 1

The Climb

From the large parking area, hike up the steep footpath to the large white cross on the summit and enjoy the aerial view of nearby Marsing, Idaho. The rocky summit also has a benchmark atop it.

View of Marsing, ID from the summit. Livingston Douglas Photo

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Snake River Plain

Longitude: -116.79039   Latitude: 43.55770

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