McChord Butte

Elevation: 5,749 ft
Prominence: 409

This peak is not in the book.


McChord Butte sits on a subsidiary ridge in the Snake River Canyon west of Monroe Butte. According to Jon Fredland, who supplied the route information, the peak’s geographical location in the middle of the canyon makes it one of the windiest spots in Idaho. USGS Monroe Butte

McChord Butte from Monroe Butte.

McChord Butte as viewed from Monroe Butte. The mountain in the background is Big Lookout which is located in Oregon.

Access and Route

Drive US-95 10.0 miles north of Weiser and turn onto FS-600/Mann Creek Road. The road is paved to the Mann Creek Reservoir. From the reservoir, it is a good gravel road that follows Mann Creek NNW into the forest. Continue until you reach the junction with FS-025. Turn left, cross Mann Creek on a bridge, and follow this improved road up Adams Creek until it turns back on itself and to climb out of the drainage. A junction with FS-164 is found on this curve. FS-164 requires, at a minimum, a high-clearance vehicle. Follow it uphill to a ridge top where FS-164 continues to the right/west. Follow the road north through a gate and continue until the road starts to descend to the south just east of Point 5600. Find a wide place to park. Climb west to the ridge top and continue on to the summit. Class 2.

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Cuddy and Hitt Mountains

Longitude: -117.08019   Latitude: 44.53801

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