Phelan Mountain

Elevation: 8,905 ft
Prominence: 765

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Phelan Mountain viewed from Baldy.

This peak is not in the book. Livingston Douglas added three photos. Updated November 2023

Phelan Mountain is located between Williams Creek Summit and Baldy on the Salmon River Ridge. It is an attractive peak with huge meadows on its East Slopes. While much of the upper slopes are covered with forest, the summit is a large rocky expanse with exceptional views to the south and west. USGS Leesburg

Phelan Mountain viewed from Baldy.

Phelan Mountain as viewed from Baldy


See [(H)(1) and (2) on Page 142] updated here. Drive south from Salmon and the junction of US-93/ID-28 on US-93 for 4.9 miles. Turn west, cross the Salmon River and follow FS-021 for 13.0 steep miles to Williams Creek Summit. This road is paved at first and is then a well-maintained, gravel road that is plowed in Winter. From Williams Creek Summit turn north onto the Salmon River Mountain Ridge Road/FS-020. The ridge road is an occasionally-maintained road with its share of rough spots. Follow FS-020 north for roughly 3.0 miles, where the road crosses the peak’s East Slopes.

East Slopes, Class 2

The summit can be easily reached from FS-020. I started from the point where a 4WD road leaves FS-020 because it was a good parking spot. My round trip stats: 1.0 mile with 267 feet of elevation gain.

My GPS track.

My GPS track

Phelan Mountain as viewed from the southwest. Livingston Douglas Photo

The true summit of Phelan Mountain is here. Livingston Douglas Photo

This large summit cairn is about 100 yards northeast of the HP of Phelan Mountain in an open area. Livingston Douglas Photo

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Eastern Salmon River Mountains

Year Climbed: 2019

Longitude: -114.07179   Latitude: 45.13639

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