Elevation: 8,644 ft
This peak is not in the book. Published May 2020
This Taylor Mountain, one of four Idaho peaks with 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
Primary access is from Dry Creek Road [(A)(6) on Page 290] or the Dry Creek Cutoff Road/Corral Creek Road [(A)(6.1) on Page 290]. The southeast ridge can be accessed from the northeast via the 4WD road shown on the map below.
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-foot saddle on the southeast ridge, climb to the summit. The route from the saddle is 2.2 miles and gains 1,200 feet in elevation (one way). The rock outcrops along the ridge are easily scrambled over or bypassed on the south side of the ridge.
If you want a longer climb, start at Dry Creek. Use the links below to read John Platt and Dave Pahlas’ trip reports for their mid-April climb from Dry Creek. John recorded their round-trip stats: 4.0 miles with 1,600 feet of elevation gain.