Massacre Mountain

Elevation: 10,924 ft
Prominence: 584

Climbing and access information for this peak is on Page 284 of the book. The book focuses on this big mountain’s highest point. In fact, there are two summits with prominence. See North Massacre Mountain. Updated September 2018


While not in the highest elevation category of Lost River Range peaks, Massacre Mountain is one of the best and hardest hikes in the State of Idaho. The peak has a long summit ridge that encompasses Massacre Mountain and North Massacre Mountain, both of which are prized goals for Lost River Range climbers. The route in the book begins along the Long Lost Creek Road which provides the shortest access. To hike the entire ridge, use the Buck Springs Road (incorrectly identified as Burnt Creek Road in the book) [(A)(6.2) on Pages 290-291]. The route from Buck Springs is long and leads over North Massacre Mountain but the route is Class 2 for the entire distance. USGS Massacre Mountain

The summit of Massacre Mountain viewed from North Massacre Mountain.

The summit of Massacre Mountain as viewed from North Massacre Mountain.

The long Massacre Mountain summit ridge looking to the highest point.

The long summit ridge looking from [lower] North Massacre Mountain to the [higher] Massacre Mountain.

Massacre Mountain viewed from the southeast ridge of Ferguson Peak. North Massacre Mountain is on the left.

Massacre Mountain as viewed from the Southeast Ridge of Ferguson Peak. North Massacre Mountain is on the left.

Enjoying the view on a cold May afternoon on the summit of Massacre Mountain.

Enjoying the summit view on a cold May afternoon.

Shadow Lake Peak from Massacre Mountain.

Shadow Lake Peak as viewed from Massacre Mountain.

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Lost River Range

Year Climbed: 1988

Longitude: -113.54679   Latitude: 44.06029

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