SEVEN DEVILS MOUNTAINS

The Seven Devils Mountains extend along the Idaho/Oregon border for roughly 40 miles between the towns of Whitebird and Council and are bounded by the Snake River on the west and the Salmon and Little Salmon Rivers on the east. The range, which ranks high among Idaho’s mountain chains in terms of ruggedness and scenic quality, is the state’s most precipitous range. Elevations vary from just above 1,000 feet along the Snake River to 9,393 feet on the summit of He Devil. There are lots of challenging peaks in the range including well know peaks like The Tower of Babel and She Devil to lesser know peaks like the Devils Throne and Peak 8720. There are many peaks worth climbing in the southern Seven Devils with Monument Peak as the crowning point.

The range, it’s peaks and access is discussed in detail on pages 95-105. Use this link for updated information on access to the southern Seven Devils: Southern Devils Access. 

There is a lot of great hiking in the range and the Seven Devils loop trail is one of the premier loop hikes in Idaho.  Use this link to check out Tom Cox’s 2016 trip report on hiking the loop.

Finally, Here is a link to and article I published in Summit Magazine in 1984: Fire and Brimstone: The Seven Devils Mountains.

The Seven Devils from Windy Gap.

The Seven Devils from Windy Gap.

Goats 7 Devils

The mountain goats in the range are always happy to pose for photos.

The crosscountry route into Sheep Lake is also popular with the goats.

The crosscountry route into Sheep Lake is also popular with the goats.

A hiker on the crosscountry route to Sheep Lake on the ledges above and north of the lake.

A hiker on the crosscountry route to Sheep Lake on the ledges above and north of the lake.

She Devil and He Devil from the saddle just east of Mount Belial.

She Devil and He Devil from the saddle just east of Mount Belial.

Sheep Lake, the heart of the Seven Devil high country.

Sheep Lake, the heart of the Seven Devil high country.

There are a lot of nice lakes in the Range. This is Hanson Lake.

There are a lot of nice lakes in the Range. This is Hanson Lake.

Sheep Lake from the He Devil/She Devil Col.

Sheep Lake from the He Devil/She Devil Col.

Hanson Lake.

Hanson Lake.

Monument Peak from John Milton Peak

Monument Peak from John Milton Peak

Satan Lake.

Satan Lake.

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Mountain Range: Seven Devil Mountains

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