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 viewed from Red Hill. The southeast ridge is on the right.

Taylor Mountain viewed from Red Hill. The southeast ridge is on the right.

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]. 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 saddle on the Southeast Ridge climb to the summit. The route from the saddle is 2.2 miles and gains 1,200 feet one way. The rock outcrops along the ridge top can be easily scrambled over or bypassed on the south side of the ridge.

The east ridge.

The east 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 route at 4.0 miles with 1,600 feet of elevation gain round trip.

This map shows routes to Taylor Mountain and Peak 7395. The green line is the 4WD road.

This map shows routes to Taylor Mountain and Peak 7395. The green line is the 4WD road.

Dave Pahlas’ GPS track.

Dave Pahlas’ GPS track.

Taylor Mountain from Dry Creek. Dave Pahlas Photo

Taylor Mountain from Dry Creek. Dave Pahlas Photo

Taylor Mountain viewed from the Southeast. John Platt Photo

Taylor Mountain viewed from the Southeast. John Platt Photo

Mountain Range: Lost River Range

Year Climbed: 2020

Longitude: -113.47869   Latitude: 44.18749

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