Elevation: 8,304 ft
This Peak is not in the book. Published June 2021
Reserve Mountain is one of a handful of peaks that dominate the skyline in Antelope Valley, west of Moore, Idaho. We climbed Reserve Mountain and Miller Peak from Bear Creek Pass. Other routes and approaches to Reserve Mountain, e.g., via Burnt Hollow, are possible. USGS Miller Peak
Turn off US-93 10.5 miles north of Arco and follow the Antelope Creek Road west into the mountains. At the Antelope Guard Station, take FS-135 (Bear Creek Road) to Bear Creek Summit. Park in the large pullout area.
Northwest Ridge from Miller Peak, Class 2
After summiting Miller Peak, either negotiate the rock outcrops along the upper ridge or traverse a little lower on the peak’s northeast side around the outcrops and through small forest patches until you reach Reserve Mountain’s saddle at approximately 7900 ft. Both the peak’s north face and NW ridge have good footing and take similar time to ascend.
An alternative, faster route is to drop down from Miller Peak’s summit on its north/northwest side to pick up and connect a couple of well-travelled game trails that bypass the ridge and forest sections entirely. Use these trails to climb to the saddle at the base of Reserve Mountain’s NW ridge and continue to itssummit. We used these trails on our return to Miller Peak’s saddle and then backtracked our route to Bear Creek summit.