Warbonnet Peak – Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho
The grandeur of Warbonnet Peak is unmatched in the state, located in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho. With its distinctive shape, this peak has been called “the Grand Teton” and rises 1400 feet from Bead Lakes at its base to encompass Subsummits with differing elevations that form an Indian chief’s headdress crowning beauty.
Many adventures take place during the summer months when tourists come here looking for thrill-seeking activities such as hiking trails or mountaineering.
The ascent of Warbonnet Peak typically requires a hike of approximately six miles, with an elevation gain of 3,500 feet. The peak can be reached from the Warbonnet Creek Trailhead or the White Cap Mountain Trailhead. Warbonnet Peak is rated as a Class III climb, with some exposed scrambling sections.
The views from the summit are stunning, with panoramic views of the Sawtooth Range and surrounding mountains.
If you’re looking for a quick way to get into the Sawtooth National Forest, then Sun Valley Express might be your best option. One of their buses leaves from Boise once a day.
|Elevation (feet)||10,200 ft.|
|Elevation (meters)||3,100 m.|
|Best Months For Climbing||Jul, Aug, Sept|
|Year First Climbed||1947|
|First Successful Climber(s)||Paul Petzoldt, J. Speck, C. Wilson, C. Fish and B. Merriam.|
|Nearest Major Airport||Boise|