Sawtooth Valley from Galena Summit
|Elevation||8,701 ft (2,652 m)|
|Location||Blaine County, Idaho,
Galena Summit is a high mountain pass in central Idaho, United States, at an elevation of 8,701 feet (2,652 m) above sea level. The pass is located in the Boulder Mountains, in the northwest corner of Blaine County, within the Sawtooth National Recreation Area of the Sawtooth National Forest.
Galena Summit marks the divide between the Big Wood River and Salmon River drainage areas. A little more than 1 mile (1.6 km) west of the summit is Galena Overlook, a scenic viewpoint at 8,400 feet (2,560 m). It offers views of the Sawtooth range to the northwest and the headwaters of the Salmon River in the Stanley Basin of Custer County, which SH-75 follows north to Obsidian and Stanley, then east and north towards Challis.
The Galena Lodge (in historic Galena) is at 7,289 feet (2,222 m), on the Ketchum side of the summit.
- Visit Idaho.org - official state tourism site - Galena Summit Overlook
- pbase.com - photo of Galena Summit Overlook - by V.P. Howe
- All Sun Valley.com - Galena Summit Overlook
- Idaho Transportation Dept. - Division of Highways - mountain passes
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