North Chilly Butte by Margo Mandella

Elevation: 6,884 ft
Prominence: 474

North Chilly Butte from Trail Creek Road - Steve Mandella photo.

This peak is not in the book. Published October 2018.

North Chilly Butte lies west of the unincorporated community of Chilly, Idaho, which is located north of Trail Creek Road and northwest of Mackay, Idaho. North Chilly’s sister butte, South Chilly Butte, lies to the southwest. The easiest terrain and legal, easiest public access is found along North Chilly Butte’s west side.

North Chilly Butte - Steve Mandella photo.

North Chilly Butte – Steve Mandella photo.


From Highway 93, turn onto Trail Creek Road and continue to 5975 West. Take 5975 West to the junction of a road that travels between the two buttes. This road is marked on some maps as Anderson Road. This public road lies between the two buttes and continues toward farms to the north. Park along or right off the road at a convenient location and begin your climb from here.

West Side Approach, Class 2

Climb the mellower terrain on the west side, aiming for the summit which is almost at the center of the butte.  Footing is good and in short order arrive at the summit ridge. The actual summit is correctly shown on the List of John map (link below). However the only marker we saw for it was a downed pole. Enjoy the views of nearby buttes, the Thousand Springs area, the Lost River Range, Pahsimeroi Range, and White Knob Mountains.

Trip Stats: 1.1 mile roundtrip and 478 feet of elevation gain.

Summit block - North Chilly Butte - Steve Mandella photo

Summit block – North Chilly Butte – Steve Mandella photo

Climbing Track - Steve Mandella

Climbing Track – Steve Mandella

USGS Topo: Chilly Buttes

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Boulder Mountains

Year Climbed: 2019

Longitude: -113.90179   Latitude: 44.07619

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