Peak 7886 by Livingston Douglas

Elevation: 7,886 ft
Prominence: 386

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This peak is not in the book. Published November 2021

Peak 7886 is a scrub hump that is located on the north side of Bear Creek and the west side of Death Canyon in the Pioneer Mountains. It is most easily climbed from FSR-522 via its southeast ridge. USGS Miller Peak

Peak 7886 (left of center) as viewed from the base of the southeast ridge. The first objective is to climb up over the rocky ridge buttress at right. Livingston Douglas Photo


Antelope Road (signed) is located on US-93 exactly 10.7 miles north of the junction of US-93 and US-20 in Arco. Turn left/west onto Antelope Road and drive 17.9 miles to a signed junction with FSR-135/Bear Creek Road. Turn right/north onto FSR-135 and drive 2.8 miles to a parking pullout just past the fording of Bear Creek. The signed junction with FSR-522 is at 2.9 miles but there is no place to park at that junction. Park at the aforementioned pullout (6,800 feet).

Southeast Ridge, Class 2

The Climb

From the parking pullout, walk north up FSR-135 for a short distance to its signed junction with FSR-522. Hike west on FSR-522 for about a mile to reach the base of the southeast ridge, just past a dry gully. There is a pullout here. Aim for an obvious rocky buttress on the lower end of the southeast ridge. Bushwhack northwest up through gapped sagebrush to reach this buttress. Climb up onto the rocky outcrop either from near its base on its left/west side or from a chute on its right/east side.

This rocky buttress goes at Class 2. It looks worse from a distance than it actually is. Once past the buttress, scramble up the open ridge on a mix of scrub, rocky outcrops, and gravel/sand. The ridge bends right/north higher up and, soon after, reaches the summit. The summit of Peak 7886 is a gravelly, small hump. It has a small summit cairn.

The gentle summit of Peak 7886. Livingston Douglas Photo

Looking down at the Bear Creek drainage from the summit. Livingston Douglas Photo

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Pioneer Mountains

Longitude: -73291   Latitude: 43.70101

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