Sunset Mountain

Elevation: 7,869 ft
Prominence: 1,752

The Sunset lookout on January 17th, 2015.

Climbing and access information for this peak is on Page 146 of the book.


This peak is a popular ascent in the Winter for both skiers and snowshoers. The parking lot on ID-21 at Mores Creek Summit fills up quickly on Winter weekends and is also used by snowmobilers. Fortunately, the snowmobiles go north toward Pilot Peak for the most part. It is just under 10.0 miles and 2,100 feet to the summit if you follow the road. On a recent trip to the top, my GPS watch showed a total elevation gain of 2,254 feet adding in the uphill on the way back. A lot of the higher slopes on the east side of the peak burned recently, but not along the road. USGS Sunset Mountain

Half way to the top. Sunset Mountain's summit is directly behind Dan Paulson

Halfway to the top. The summit of Sunset Mountain is directly behind Dan Paulson.

The lookout on January 17th, 2015.

The lookout atop Sunset Mountain (1/17/15).

In the Summer, the rough road sees little vehicle use and is great for a mountain bike ascent. The lookout is staffed during fire season.

Sunset Mountain GPS Track.

Sunset Mountain GPS Track.

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Boise Mountains

Year Climbed: 1986, 1990, 2000, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2015

Longitude: -115.64689   Latitude: 43.89869

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