Peak 6582 by Margo Mandella

Elevation: 6,582 ft
Prominence: 442

Peak 6582 (left) and Slate Mountain (right). photo - Steve Mandella

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 Range. This peak is easily accessed from its east side. USGS Clifton Creek

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.

A trail from South Mink Creek road takes you to the base of the peak. Steve Mandella photo.

The trailhead along South Fork Mink Creek Road. Steve Mandella Photo

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.

On the eastern slope. Scout Mountain and Old Tom in the background.

Eastern slope. Scout Mountain and Old Tom Mountain in the background. Steve Mandella Photo

 

 

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 with 703 feet of elevation gain. Class 2

 

Summit of Peak 6582. Steve Mandella photo.

The summit of Peak 6582. Steve Mandella Photo

Route to the summit of Peak 6582. Margo Mandella track.

The route to the summit of Peak 6582. Margo Mandella GPS track

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Bannock Range

Longitude: -112.42119   Latitude: 42.67779

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