Lookout Mountain by Livingston Douglas

Elevation: 6,080 ft
Prominence: 700

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Lookout Mountain (center hump) as viewed from high up on FSR-163. Livingston Douglas Photo

This peak is not in the book. Published November 2020


Lookout Mountain is a handsome summit that is located just northwest of Holbrook. It separates Rock Creek (and ID-37) from Meadow Brook Creek. It is most easily climbed via a BLM road and a short hike up an old 2-track road to the summit. USGS Holbrook

Lookout Mountain (center hump) as viewed from high up on FSR-163. Livingston Douglas Photo

Lookout Mountain (center hump) as viewed from high up on FSR-163. Livingston Douglas Photo

Access

From the [signed] junction of Meadow Brook Road/BLM-027 at ID-37, drive 2.3 miles southwest on BLM-027 to a [signed] junction with BLM-163. Park at this road junction (5,075 feet). BLM-163 is not shown on the National Forest Map or the USGS topo map. It DOES appear on the BLM Travel Map for the Curley/Deep Creek Area. Be careful to not accidentally hike (or drive) up BLM-663, which is located only 50 yards or so farther up Meadow Brook Road at a [signed] junction on the same side of the road. It goes in a completely different direction and will not get you to the top of Lookout Mountain.

Northwest Side, Class 1

The Climb

From the road junction, hike (or drive) southeast up BLM-163 (a 4WD 2-track jeep road) all the way to a ridge saddle just south of the summit. BLM-163 has a 30-foot (vertical) dip to a corral about 2/3 of the way up to the saddle. From the ridge saddle, hike up an old 2-track road (closed to motorized vehicles) to the summit of Lookout Mountain. It is about 2 miles from Meadow Brook Road to the top. The summit has a torn-down cairn, triangulation posts, and a USGS benchmark.

The summit area of Lookout Mountain. Livingston Douglas Photo

The summit area of Lookout Mountain. Livingston Douglas Photo

The USGS benchmark atop Lookout Mountain. Livingston Douglas Photo

The USGS benchmark atop Lookout Mountain. Livingston Douglas Photo

Looking northeast from the summit of Lookout Mountain to the farmland below. Livingston Douglas Photo

 

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Sublett Range

Longitude: -112.72079   Latitude: 42.18709

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