Taylor Mountain 8644

Elevation: 8,644 ft
Prominence: 1,224

Taylor Mountain viewed from the Southeast. John Platt Photo

This peak is not in the book. Published May 2020


This Taylor Mountain, one of four Idaho peaks of this name, is the highest point in the Red Hills. The Red Hills are a subrange of the Lost River Range located between the Lost River Range’s crest and the Little Lost River Valley. This peak’s north face rises up abruptly over Dry Creek. USGS Red Hills

Taylor Mountain from Dry Creek. Dave Pahlas Photo

Taylor Mountain from Dry Creek. Dave Pahlas Photo

Access

Primary access is from the Dry Creek Road [(A)(6) Page 290] or the Dry Creek Cutoff Road/Corral Creek Road [(A)(6.1) Page 290].

Southeast Ridge, Class 2+

This route can be accessed from Dry Creek (as shown in the map below) or the Dry Creek Cutoff Road/Corral Creek Road (the highest access point). From the 7,400 saddle on the Southeast Ridge climb to the summit. Use the links below to read John Platt and Dave Pahlas’ trip reports for their mid-April climb. John recorded their route at 4.0 miles with 1,600 feet of elevation gain round trip.

Dave Pahlas’ GPS track.

Dave Pahlas’ GPS track.

Taylor Mountain viewed from the Southeast. John Platt Photo

Taylor Mountain viewed from the Southeast. John Platt Photo

Mountain Range: Lost River Range

Longitude: -113.47869   Latitude: 44.18749

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