Ulysses Mountain

Elevation: 7,649 ft
Prominence: 1,029

This peak is not in the book. Published June 2019


Ulysses Mountain is located northwest of North Fork, Idaho and due south of Indian Peak. USGS Ulysses Mountain

Bing Young summarized the lookout’s history: Ulysses Mountain was an important secondary lookout for many years. It stands on a point at the end of a ridge between Sage and Brush Creek at 7649 feet. A lookout-smokechaser was placed on the lookout in the late 1920’s. The shelter was probably built in the early 1930’s and features a 70-foot metal tower,  one of three lookouts on the [Salmon] Forest with large metal towers.

Ulysses Mountain, in the center of abhighly used part of the Forest, was also important as a complimentary lookout for Stein and  Stormy Peak, but it has not been used since 1963. The lookout building  and tower are still [1982] in good condition and can be seen for the drive up Indian Greek or Cove Creek. Salmon National Forest Fire Lookouts by Bing Young 1982, pages 41-42

Access

This area at the southern end of the Bitterroot Mountains is a maze of roads. Google Maps supplies two routes to the summit from North Fork, Idaho. The shortest is 16.0 miles and will take at least an hour to drive, 4WD recommended. As always, check with the Forest Service for current conditions.

Mountain Range: Bitteroot Mountains

Longitude: -114.11039   Latitude: 45.42939

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