Quartzite Mountain revised by Livingston Douglas

Elevation: 8,732 ft
Prominence: 857

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This peak is not in the book. Livingston Douglas revised this page and added photos. Updated November 2023

Quartzite Mountain is located in the Yellowjacket Mountains. The summit is a short walk from the long road into the Bighorn Crags. It offers a great spot to take a break if you are making the long, tedious drive to the Bighorn Crags trailhead. USGS Blackbird Mountain

Quartzite Mountain and its forested west face as viewed from the road. Livingston Douglas Photo


Bighorn Crags Road/FS-113 [(H)( on Page 143]. From the 4-way road junction, drive north up FSR-113 for 2.5 miles to a minor roadside pullout just below, and west of, the summit cairn atop Quartzite Mountain. The cairn is visible from the road. This minor pullout is at 8,724 feet and 45⁰03’35”N, 114⁰26’50”W).

West Face, Class 2

The Climb

From FSR-113, bushwhack a short distance east through a rock-and-pine forest to reach the rocky, ridgeline summit of Quartzite Mountain. The summit has a large cairn of quartzite boulders and offers only partial views of the surrounding area due to nearby pine trees. It is only a 20-foot uphill climb from the road to the summit and takes one minute to accomplish.

The large, quartzite summit cairn atop Quartzite Mountain. Livingston Douglas Photo

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Eastern Salmon River Mountains

Year Climbed: 1983

Longitude: -114.41639   Latitude: 45.11859

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