Teapot Dome

Elevation: 4,713 ft
Prominence: 590

This peak is not in the book.


Teapot Dome was a landmark along the Oregon Trail. The peak offers great early season hiking opportunity. There are great views from the summit of the Snake River Plain and Bennett Mountain from the summit. This is hot and fire prone country in the summer so I recommend climbing this peak between mid-February and early May.

Teapot Dome from the southeast. This is the view that travelers along the Oregon Trail would have enjoyed.

Teapot Dome from the southeast. This is the view that travelers along the Oregon Trail would have enjoyed.

Teapot Dome from the road.

Teapot Dome from the road.

To reach the peak take Exit 95 from I-84 and head north on US-20. At 7.2 miles turn right onto NE Teapot Road. Take this road south for roughly 2.5 miles and park along the road.

There is an obvious and large gully that descends from near the summit. The base of the gully is roughly 0.5 miles from the road. The gully climbs steeply up through the rhyolite cliffs that crown the peak’s summit ridge. Once on the summit ridge, turn right and follow the broad summit ridge to the summit.

Starting up tue gully.

Starting up tue gully.

Looking down the gully.

Looking down the gully.

Bennett Mountain from the summit of Teapot Dome in mid-February 2016.

Bennett Mountain from the summit of Teapot Dome in mid-February 2016.

This route was 1.8 miles long and gained a bit over 900 feet from the point where i parked.My GPS track.USGS Teapot Dome

Teapot Dome from Peak 5268.

Teapot Dome from Peak 5268.

 

Mountain Range: Boise Mountains

Year Climbed: 2016

Longitude: -115.51709   Latitude: 43.17449

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