Elevation: 8,060 ft
Climbing and access information for this peak is found on page 347.
This Monument Peak is the highest point in Idaho’s South Hills Mountains. It is one of 12 Idaho peaks using word Monument in its name. This mountain is a large dome shaped peak interspersed with forest groves a d meadows. The peak has two broad summits with the southern summit the highest by ten feet.
The summit is covered by grasses and flowers and has incredible views into northern Nevada. These views included Pilot Peak near Wendover, Nevada and the Jarbridge Mountains. Idaho views include the Albion Range to the east, the Snake River Plain and the surrounding South Hills.
Access and Route, Class 1
Roads of varying quality lead all the way to summit of Monument Peak. The peak can be reached from I-84 at Exit 182 or from Oakley, Idaho. [(A)(1j or (B)(1) at page 347] Google Maps works well when you are approaching from the freeway. Just search for Monument Peak, Cassia County. This approach starts on the Rock Creek Road, FS-515 which is paved until just past the Magic Mountain Ski Area. The unpaved road is improved and although bumpy in places, passable when dry to passenger cars with good clearance until it reaches FS-671 in 6.1 miles from the ski resort.
If you have a passenger car park at the FS-671 junction and follow FS-671 to just below the summit where a two track will take you the last short section. If you have a 4WD park at the same spot and enjoy the walk.