Elevation: 6,582 ft
This peak is not in the book.
Peak 6582 lies approximately 3.8 miles due west of Scout Mountain on public land managed by the State of Idaho in the Bannock Mountain range. This peak is easily accessed from its east side.
Take South Mink Creek road to South Fork Mink Creek road (FS-163). At approximately 2.5 miles, park in the pullout of the nearby camp area. Walk back across the cattle guard and along the road about 800 feet to the trailhead and follow the trail as it heads toward the peak.
Hike through a grass-shrub-cow pie area and toward a stand of healthy aspen. Pass through the aspens and enter a pine forest.
As you enter this area, begin to look for a passable area with a faint game trail. Follow this trail through the trees to access the peak’s eastern slope. Be mindful of this location as you will want to use it on your descent.
Continue upslope, picking your way through the vegetation and scattered rocks. Stay within an area between a snag to the north and a very large rock to the south for the easiest travel.
Once on top, hike a few minutes to the summit cairn and enjoy the views. The hike is about 2 miles round trip and has 703 ft of elevation gain.
USGS Topo: Clifton Creek
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