Peak 3260

Elevation: 3,260 ft
Prominence: 360

Peak 3260 viewed from the northwest.

This Owyhee Mountain Peak is not in the book. Published October 2018.

See the Owyhee Mountains Peaks List for all of the peaks in this range.


Peak 3260 is located northeast of Wilson Peak and just west of the impressive Reynolds Creek canyon. Due to its low elevation this peak is best climbed in early Spring, late Fall or the Winter. The view into the Reynolds Creek canyon from the summit alone is worth the effort.

Peak 3260 viewed from the northwest.

Peak 3260 viewed from the northwest.


Access

See the Wilson Creek access page. Follow the paved Wilson Creek Road toward the highway. Just before you reach a giant feedlot, BLM 37154 leaves the road north of a fence line. Turn east and follow this road, which requires a 4WD, toward the peak. There are several signed junctions until you reach the base of the peak at roughly 2,750 feet.

BLM 37154 is shown in black. The road is rough in spots and deeply rutted in places. It is roughly 3.0 miles to the base of the peak. The road is perfect for a mountain bike approach.

BLM 37154 is shown in black. The road is rough in spots and deeply rutted in places. It is roughly 3 miles to the base of the peak. The road is perfect for a mountain bike approach.

Each junction along 37154 was marked with this type of sign.

Each junction along 37154 was marked with this type of sign.


Northwest Gully, Class 2

Peak 3260 can be easily climbed from the road via numerous lines. The northwest gully shown on the map below was the most direct. The entire mountain is covered by thick, tall grass. I would advise you to avoid the peak during fire season.

We parked about a mile from the summit to make the walk a little longer. The blue line is our ascent line. Two miles round trip with 506 feet of ascent.

We parked about a mile from the summit to make the walk a little longer. The blue line is our ascent line. Two miles round trip with 506 feet of ascent.

Looking down into the Reynolds Creek canyon from the summit of Peak 3260.

Looking into the Reynolds Creek canyon from the summit of Peak 3260.

USGS Topo: Wilson Peak

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Owyhee Mountains

Year Climbed: 2018

Longitude: -116.69449   Latitude: 43.31949

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