Spectacular Mountains of Idaho

Ritika Khandelwal Jul 31, 2019
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Adjacent to Washington and Oregon in the Pacific Northwest, Idaho is one of the mountainous states of United States, which is home to many of the stunning mountains. Explore these awe-inspiring mountains to hike, trek and camp.

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Grand Mogul

Looming over the southwest end of the Redfish Lake and southeast of Mount Heyburn, Grand Mogul is one of the best places to camp in Idaho, during the summer months.

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Smiley Mountain

Smiley Mountain, located in the Salmon–Challis National Forest, gives you splendid views of the Pioneer crest.

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Castle Peak

The highest peak in the White Cloud Mountains, it gives you  360-degree views and over 25 lakes are visible from the summit.

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Smoky Dome

You can sight the outstanding view of Pioneer, Smoky and Trinity Mountains as well as the Bennett Hills from Smoky Dome. It’s the highest peak of soldier mountain and also the 21st most prominent peak of Idaho.
The state of Idaho is home to nine mountains which have an elevation of more than 12,000 feet, Witness the glorious view of these mountains, known as Idaho’s 12ers.

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Borah Peak

Named in 1934 after Senator William Borah, it’s the highest mountain in Idaho with a height of 12,662 feet and has plenty of camping spots near Borah Trailhead.

Leatherman Peak

Second highest peak in Idaho at a height of 12,228 ft, it is to the southeast of Borah peak. The view here includes Mount Corruption, Mount Church, and Badrock Peak.

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Mount Church

Third highest peak with 12,200 ft height, it is usually climbed in concurrence with Donaldson Peak, as they sit on the same ridge.

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Diamond Peak

At 12,197 feet above sea level, it's the fourth highest peak. Being one of the much sought, it notices about 50 to 100 climbers a year.

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Mount Breitenbach

Named after Jake Breitenbach, this is the fifth tallest mountain in Idaho with a height of 12,140 feet above sea level.

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Lost River Peak

Standing boldly over the Lost River Valley, at 12,078 ft above sea level, it is Idaho’s sixth highest peak,

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Mount Idaho

At 12,065 feet above sea level, it is the seventh highest peak of Idaho. The summit rewards you with a magnificent view of Borah Peak, and a glimpse into the Pahsimeroi Valley.

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Donaldson Peak

The eighth highest peak in Idaho at an height of 12,023 feet, it is named after the late Charles Russell Donaldson, Supreme Court Justice of Idaho.

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Hyndman Peak

At an elevation of 12,009 feet above sea level, it's the ninth highest peak in Idaho. You can camp about 5 miles away from the trailhead at Hyndman Basin.
The state of Idaho boasts an array of truly astonishing and beautiful peaks which should definitely be on adventure junkie's bucket list.