Peak 6553

Elevation: 6,553 ft
Prominence: 598

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Peak 6553. John Platt Photo

This peak is not in the book. Published June 2018

Peak 6553 is located between Peak 6030 and Chair Point in the southwest corner of the Clearwater Mountains. USGS Riggins Hot Springs

Peak 6553. John Platt Photo

Peak 6553. John Platt Photo


From Riggins, Idaho drive west on the Salmon River Road/FSR-1614 for 9.7 miles and then turn north onto the Allison Creek Road/FSR-221. This road climbs for 12.0 miles to Squaw Saddle. You can follow logging roads or go cross-country from either Squaw Saddle or Deep Saddle to the summit. From Squaw Saddle is another another 1.7 miles to Deep Saddle.

Routes, Class 2

You can climb the peak from the main road or via the many logging roads by almost any line. Use the link below to read about John Platt’s early season ascent made when the roads were still blocked by snow.

John Platt’ GPS track.

John Platt’s GPS track.


Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Southern Clearwater Peaks

Longitude: -116.21689   Latitude: 45.45279

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