Peak 5317 (Tollgate Butte)

Elevation: 5,317 ft
Prominence: 297

The summit viewed from the east.

This peak is not in the book. Published May 2019


As US-20 climbs east up Rattlesnake Creek, it passes the site of former tollgate. The road then makes a sweeping right-hand turn and then a sweeping left-hand turn to climb out of the drainage. As the road completes the left-hand turn, it passes between two large hills. The hill to the north is Tollgate Hill. The hill to the south is Peak 5317. Rough [unsigned] roads exit the highway on both the East and West sides of Tollgate Butte. USGS Teapot Dome

Access

For the route shown on the GPS track shown below, access the peak from US-20, 13.0 miles north of I-84 and the Pilot Truck Stop by turning south from the highway at an unmarked junction. There is good parking just off the highway. A 4WD road crosses through a fence gate and proceeds southeast and eventually climbs up the East Slopes of the peak.

East Slopes, Class 2

Once you are through the fence, the peak can be climbed by simply heading toward the summit. We drove partway up the road to shorten the hike. At the road’s high point, we turned west and followed the broad, grass-covered slopes to the summit.

Ten Elk.

A  herd of elk.

The summit viewed from the east.

The summit of Peak 5317 as viewed from the east.

Looking northeast from the summit. UD-21 in the foreground.

Looking northeast from the summit. US-20 is in the foreground.

Mount Bennett viewed from the summit.

Mount Bennett as viewed from the summit of Peak 5317.

My GPS track which measures out at 1.4 miles with only 235 feet of gain.

My GPS track measured 1.4 miles with 235 feet of elevation gain.

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Boise Mountains

Year Climbed: 2019

Longitude: -115.54909   Latitude: 43.24829

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