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 ID-21 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 on the north is Tollgate Hill. The hill on the south is Peak 5317 (Tollgate Butte). Rough, unsigned  roads exit the highway on both the west and east sides of Tollgate Butte. USGS Teapot Butte

Access

For the route shown on the GPS track shown below, access the peak from ID-21 13.0 miles north of I-84 and the Pilot Truck Stop by turning south off 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 eastern slopes of the peak.

Eastern Slopes, Class 2

Once you are through the fence the peak can be climbed by simply heading toward the summit. We drove part way 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.

Ten Elk.

The summit viewed from the east.

The summit viewed from the east.

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

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

Mount Bennett viewed from the summit.

Mount Bennett viewed from the summit.

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

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

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: Boise Mountains

Year Climbed: 2019

Longitude: -115.54909   Latitude: 43.24829

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