Peak 5820 by Livingston Douglas

Elevation: 5,820 ft
Prominence: 280

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This peak is not in the book. Published November 2023

Peak 5820 is a scrub hump that sits on the west side of Badger Basin in the Beaverhead Mountains northeast of Salmon, ID. It is easily reached via BLM-107 and an unofficial 2-track road up its southeast shoulder. USGS Badger Spring Gulch

Peak 5820 as viewed from the southeast. The summit hump is in dead center with an unofficial ATV trail leading up to it. Livingston Douglas Photo


Same as for Peak 5792. This is the second leg of a 2-peak adventure that includes Peak 5792 and Peak 5820. It covers 4.0 miles with 1,475 feet of elevation gain round trip.

Map Errors

There are several ATV trails in this area that are not shown on the USGS topo map.

Southeast Shoulder, Class 2

The Climb

From the small meadow in Badger Basin (5,300 feet), follow a steep, rocky, overgrown 2-track road as it climbs the southeast shoulder of Peak 5820 to just south of the summit. Leave the road and bushwhack north up through thick sagebrush/grass to reach the bare summit. The summit has no summit cairn nor any loose rocks with which to build one. From the summit, return down to Badger Basin and follow BLM-107 back to its junction with BLM-212 and your parked vehicle.

The summit of Peak 5820 with Peak 5792 in mid-ground. Livingston Douglas Photo

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Beaverhead Range

Longitude: -113.8335   Latitude: 45.3272

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