Monroe Butte

Elevation: 6,043 ft
Prominence: 543

This peak is not in the book.


Monroe Butte is located south of Iron Mountain on a high ridge that parallels the Snake River and the Idaho/Oregon border. This peak can be reached after a short hike. The view from the summit is massive. USGS Monroe Butte

Monroe Butte from the north.

Monroe Butte from the north.

Access

Drive US-95 10.0 miles north of Weiser and turn onto FS-600, the Mann Creek Road. The road is paved to the Mann Creek Reservoir and then it is a good gravel road that follows Mann Creek north/northwest 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 climbs north 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 up hill to a ridge top FS-164 continues to the right at this point. On your left you will find an unnumbered road. This road passes through a gate and continues to a dead end at the base of Monroe Butte.

Semi Circuit Route. Class 1+

From the end of the road look for an old road running southeast. Doll this road until it dies out. A rough trail continues on south east and then turns into the saddle between the summit and Point 5812. You will find an old logging road in this saddle. Follow it across the saddle through a brushy spot and then turn right the summit is directly above you. Climb up the grassy covered slope to the top where you will find a small the ruins of a small CMU building and a register left by Jon Fredland.

My GPS track for Monroe Butte. The black line is the road approach from FS-025 and the blue line is the hiking route.

My GPS track for Monroe Butte. The black line is the road approach from FS-025 and the blue line is the hiking route.

The summit of Monroe Butte is just ahead.

The summit of Monroe Butte is just ahead.

 

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Cuddy and Hitt Mountains

Year Climbed: 2017

Longitude: -117.02819   Latitude: 44.52039

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