The Crater by Livingston Douglas

Elevation: 4,485 ft
Prominence: 160

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The Crater is the high point of a butte that has a large crater in its center. The high point is located on the southwest corner of the crater rim. The bottom of the crater is measured at 4,372 feet and the summit is just over 100 vertical feet above it. The Crater is located just south of ID-24 in Lincoln County. An old 2-track leads almost to the summit. USGS Kimama

The Crater is left of center in the distance. This view is looking west up 1200 North from 600 West. This is farm country and is mostly private land. Livingston Douglas Photo


From ID-24 (east of US-93), drive south on 600W Road for 2.4 miles to a signed junction with 1200N Road. Drive 0.9 miles west on 1200N Road to the high point on 1200N Road. An unsigned 2-track heads left/south from here to the summit area of The Crater. Park at this unsigned junction (4,410 feet).

North Face, Class 1

The Climb

From the junction, hike south up the 2-track road (a narrow 4WD road) up to the crater rim. The road turns right/west at the crater rim and quickly reaches the summit hump. This hump is barely perceptible and includes a couple of boulders. A short walk from the road through easy grass puts you on the high point. There is no summit cairn. The crater itself is far more impressive than the summit.

Looking southeast into the crater from the summit of The Crater. The Crater is the high point on the crater’s rim. Livingston Douglas Photo

The small summit area of The Crater. Livingston Douglas Photo

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: Snake River Plain

Longitude: -113.80601   Latitude: 42.7909

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