Boulder Mountains (Idaho)

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For the mountain range in southwestern Montana, see Boulder Mountains.
Boulder Mountains
A photo of the Boulder Mountains and the Big Wood River
Boulder Mountains and Big Wood River
Highest point
Peak Ryan Peak
Elevation 11,714 ft (3,570 m)
Coordinates 43°54′8″N 114°24′34″W / 43.90222°N 114.40944°W / 43.90222; -114.40944
Dimensions
Length 55 mi (89 km) N/S
Width 38 mi (61 km) E/W
Area 743 sq mi (1,920 km2)
Geography
Country United States
State Idaho
Parent range Rocky Mountains
BoulderMountains is located in United States
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Location in the United States
BoulderMountains is located in Idaho
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Location in Idaho

The Boulder Mountains are part of the Rocky Mountains in the western United States. Located in central Idaho, they stretch from a few miles north of Ketchum to north to near Challis, and part of the range is within the Sawtooth National Recreation Area.[1] The highest point in the range is Ryan Peak.[2]

During the summer popular hiking destinations include the many trails in the southern section of the Boulder Mountains where many of the highest peaks are located. The front of the Boulder Mountains are close to, and clearly visible from, State Highway 75, the Sawtooth Scenic Byway. Here along the Big Wood River forests exist along the base of the mountains, while the northern extent of the range has much more sagebrush.

Part of the 1985 movie Pale Rider was filmed in the Boulder Mountains.

Peaks[edit]

The ten highest peaks of the Boulder Mountains[2]
Mountain Peak Elevation Prominence Isolation Location Easiest Route
Ryan Peak !B9918196791252 11,713 ft
3570 m
!B9931196159178 3,192 ft
973 m
!B9900592166627 13 mi
21 km
43°54′08″N 114°24′34″W / 43.902351°N 114.409576°W / 43.902351; -114.409576 (Ryan Peak) Class 2
Kent Peak !B9918238896577 11,663 ft
3555 m
!B9948182164497 584 ft
178 m
!B9927002026332 0.9 mi
1.5 km
43°53′29″N 114°23′57″W / 43.891385°N 114.399216°W / 43.891385; -114.399216 (Kent Peak) Class 2
Glassford Peak !B9918292485762 11,601 ft
3536 m
!B9937140019054 1,762 ft
537 m
!B9913258030597 3.6 mi
5.9 km
43°54′44″N 114°28′52″W / 43.912326°N 114.481081°W / 43.912326; -114.481081 (Glassford Peak) Class 2
Peak 11,458 !B9918417700830 11,457 ft
3492 m
!B9951558129135 417 ft
127 m
!B9921214658038 1.6 mi
2.6 km
43°56′04″N 114°29′34″W / 43.934555°N 114.492797°W / 43.934555; -114.492797 (Peak 11458) Class 3
Peak 11,313 !B9918544503682 11,312 ft
3448 m
!B9942895729826 991 ft
302 m
!B9918773319766 2.1 mi
3.4 km
43°53′41″N 114°30′55″W / 43.894711°N 114.515174°W / 43.894711; -114.515174 (Peak 11313) unknown
Peak 11,298 !B9918556111344 11,299 ft
3444 m
!B9956305521475 259 ft
79 m
!B9927921401285 0.8 mi
1.4 km
43°52′58″N 114°30′48″W / 43.882657°N 114.513287°W / 43.882657; -114.513287 (Peak 11298) unknown
Peak 11,240 !B9918608513211 11,240 ft
3426 m
!B9945532626283 761 ft
232 m
!B9913748496670 3.5 mi
5.6 km
43°50′39″N 114°33′27″W / 43.844058°N 114.557492°W / 43.844058; -114.557492 (Peak 11240) unknown
Peak 11,192 !B9918652392175 11,191 ft
3411 m
!B9952208765068 390 ft
119 m
!B9929099231642 0.7 mi
1.2 km
43°53′03″N 114°23′17″W / 43.884181°N 114.388055°W / 43.884181; -114.388055 (Peak 11192) unknown
Peak 11,161 !B9918678812270 11,161 ft
3402 m
!B9954150325213 322 ft
98 m
!B9930822943901 0.6 mi
1.0 km
43°52′28″N 114°31′08″W / 43.874513°N 114.518972°W / 43.874513; -114.518972 (Peak 11161) unknown
Cerro Ciento !B9918684692893 11,155 ft
3400 m
!B9948701012850 554 ft
169 m
!B9919771031303 1.9 mi
3.1 km
43°51′50″N 114°35′01″W / 43.863989°N 114.583518°W / 43.863989; -114.583518 (Cerro Ciento) Class 2

Lakes[edit]

Named lakes of the Boulder Mountains
Lake Elevation Max. length Max. width Location Primary Outflow
Big Fall Creek Lake 2,767 m (9,078 ft) 165 m (541 ft) 097 m (318 ft) 43°52′26″N 114°14′50″W / 43.873874°N 114.247350°W / 43.873874; -114.247350 (Big Fall Creek Lake) Big Fall Creek
Governor’s Punch Bowl 2,638 m (8,655 ft) 038 m (125 ft) 026 m (85 ft) 43°53′54″N 114°42′03″W / 43.898219°N 114.700783°W / 43.898219; -114.700783 (Governor’s Punch Bowl) Horse Creek
Lower Deer Lake 2,900 m (9,500 ft) 178 m (584 ft) 108 m (354 ft) 43°56′32″N 114°37′56″W / 43.942271°N 114.632206°W / 43.942271; -114.632206 (Lower Deer Lake) Deer Creek
North Amber Lake 2,756 m (9,042 ft) 106 m (348 ft) 064 m (210 ft) 43°50′30″N 114°28′26″W / 43.841601°N 114.473922°W / 43.841601; -114.473922 (North Amber Lake) West Fork Big Wood River
North Fork Lake 2,848 m (9,344 ft) 375 m (1,230 ft) 118 m (387 ft) 43°54′46″N 114°23′51″W / 43.912663°N 114.397509°W / 43.912663; -114.397509 (North Fork Lake) North Fork Big Lost River
Silver Lake 2,950 m (9,680 ft) 163 m (535 ft) 100 m (330 ft) 43°50′19″N 114°32′56″W / 43.838712°N 114.548920°W / 43.838712; -114.548920 (Silver Lake) Silver Creek
South Amber Lake 2,790 m (9,150 ft) 170 m (560 ft) 064 m (210 ft) 43°50′11″N 114°28′26″W / 43.836524°N 114.473756°W / 43.836524; -114.473756 (South Amber Lake) West Fork Big Wood River
Upper Deer Lake 2,931 m (9,616 ft) 332 m (1,089 ft) 161 m (528 ft) 43°56′20″N 114°37′45″W / 43.938783°N 114.629190°W / 43.938783; -114.629190 (Upper Deer Lake) Deer Creek
Window Lake 3,059 m (10,036 ft) 173 m (568 ft) 158 m (518 ft) 43°51′19″N 114°30′33″W / 43.855139°N 114.509255°W / 43.855139; -114.509255 (Window Lake) West Fork Big Wood River

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sawtooth National Forest. “Sawtooth National Forest” [map].1:126,720, 1”=2 miles. Twin Falls, Idaho: Sawtooth National Forest, United States Forest Service, 1998.
  2. ^ a b Boulder Mountains on Peakbagger.com Retrieved 5 January 2012.