Reed and Davis Benchmark by Margo Mandella

Elevation: 8,277 ft
Prominence: 377

This peak is not in the book.

Reed and Davis Benchmark is a peak located in the interior of Copper Basin. It is easily overlooked by most because of larger, perimeter peaks of the Pioneer and White Knob Mountains. With treeless, gentle slopes, this peak can be climbed from any direction. USGS Copper Basin Knob


Reed and Davis Summit Cairn. Photo - Steve Mandella

The summit cairn atop Reed and Davis Benchmark. Steve Mandella Photo

Reed and Davis Benchmark sits just off of the Copper Basin Loop Road near its intersection with Burma Road, a little more than a mile north of Copper Basin Guard Station.

Access the peak’s NNE side from the intersection. A clearly used, but small, pullover next to the intersection provides a spot for one vehicle (2017) to park. From here, it is a short approach to the summit.


North-Northeast Slopes, Class 2

Reed and Davis Survey Marker. Photo - Steve Mandella

The Reed and Davis Survey Marker. Steve Mandella Photo


From the intersection, take any line toward the summit. You can see the large summit cairn from your parking spot. The peak is on public land but we did have to cross a relatively new-looking fence to get to the summit.

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Pioneer Mountains

Longitude: -113.85429   Latitude: 43.81689

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