Smoky Mountains (Idaho)

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Smoky Mountains
A photo of Bald Mountain in winter
Bald Mountain in the Smoky Mountains
Highest point
Peak Saviers Peak
Elevation 10,441 ft (3,182 m)
Coordinates 43°49′19″N 114°42′47″W / 43.821944°N 114.713056°W / 43.821944; -114.713056Coordinates: 43°49′19″N 114°42′47″W / 43.821944°N 114.713056°W / 43.821944; -114.713056
Dimensions
Length 45 mi (72 km) N/S
Width 39 mi (63 km) E/W
Geography
Country United States
State Idaho

The Smoky Mountains are part of the Rocky Mountains and located on the west side of the Wood River Valley near Sun Valley, Idaho, in the Western United States. The range is within Sawtooth National Forest, while part of it is within the Sawtooth National Recreation Area.[1] The highest point in the range is Saviers Peak at 10,441 ft (3,182 m).[2]

The Smoky Mountains area closely surrounded by other mountain ranges including the Sawtooth Mountains to the northwest, Boulder Mountains to the north, Pioneer Mountains to the east, and Soldier Mountains to the south. The Smoky Mountains are located within the watersheds of the Big Wood, Salmon, and Boise Rivers. The mountains are most easily accessed from Idaho State Highway 75, although many unimproved and improved dirt road, including National Forest road 227, enter and cross the mountains.

The Smoky Mountains were named from the frequent forest fires in the mountains. In 2007 the Castle Rock Fire burned 48,000 acres of the Smoky Mountains near Ketchum.[3] [4]

Peaks[edit]

Peaks of the Smoky Mountains
Mountain Peak Elevation Prominence Isolation Location
Saviers Peak !B9919347347911 10,440 ft
3182 m
!B9937158658389 1,759 ft
536 m
!B9906907196801 7 mi
11 km
43°49′19″N 114°42′47″W / 43.822013°N 114.713114°W / 43.822013; -114.713114 (Saviers Peak)
Camas County Highpoint !B9919445248582 10,338 ft
3151 m
!B9957095405588 240 ft
73 m
!B9931435380154 0.6 mi
1.0 km
43°48′53″N 114°43′10″W / 43.814796°N 114.719438°W / 43.814796; -114.719438 (Camas County Highpoint)
Norton Peak !B9919448422681 10,335 ft
3150 m
!B9940545793913 1,253 ft
382 m
!B9910241169392 4.9 mi
7.9 km
43°45′43″N 114°39′12″W / 43.762049°N 114.653375°W / 43.762049; -114.653375 (Norton Peak)
Bromaghin Peak !B9919553737202 10,226 ft
3117 m
!B9959569487321 187 ft
57 m
!B9930822943901 0.6 mi
1.0 km
43°49′48″N 114°43′08″W / 43.830098°N 114.718877°W / 43.830098; -114.718877 (Bromaghin Peak)
Baker Peak !B9919605200808 10,174 ft
3101 m
!B9942089395172 1,074 ft
327 m
!B9907446862623 6 mi
10 km
43°40′12″N 114°40′47″W / 43.66990°N 114.67980°W / 43.66990; -114.67980 (Baker Peak)
Prairie Creek Peak !B9919640736301 10,138 ft
3090 m
!B9956305521475 259 ft
79 m
!B9927921401285 0.8 mi
1.4 km
43°44′38″N 114°40′12″W / 43.74390°N 114.67000°W / 43.74390; -114.67000 (Prairie Creek Peak)
Titus Peak !B9919666659841 10,112 ft
3082 m
!B9956666385373 250 ft
76 m
!B9926160105420 1.0 mi
1.6 km
43°50′11″N 114°42′41″W / 43.83630°N 114.71130°W / 43.83630; -114.71130 (Titus Peak)
Backdrop Peak !B9919679646856 10,098 ft
3078 m
!B9947281806247 639 ft
195 m
!B9923083431771 1.4 mi
2.2 km
43°41′21″N 114°41′09″W / 43.68930°N 114.68570°W / 43.68930; -114.68570 (Backdrop Peak)
Big Peak !B9919764476075 10,013 ft
3052 m
!B9942934214380 987 ft
301 m
!B9917210639977 2.4 mi
3.9 km
43°40′07″N 114°43′43″W / 43.66873°N 114.72870°W / 43.66873; -114.72870 (Big Peak)
Lower Titus Peak !B9919771031303 10,007 ft
3050 m
!B9957719990529 225 ft
69 m
!B9921839861608 1.5 mi
2.5 km
43°50′38″N 114°43′03″W / 43.84400°N 114.71760°W / 43.84400; -114.71760 (Lower Titus Peak)
Paradise Peak !B9919983100219 9,797 ft
2986 m
!B9944825471035 817 ft
249 m
!B9909061934442 5.5 mi
8.9 km
43°44′19″N 114°50′57″W / 43.738513°N 114.849235°W / 43.738513; -114.849235 (Paradise Peak)
Bear Peak !B9920265000359 9,524 ft
2903 m
!B9949635670130 505 ft
154 m
!B9922947375251 1.4 mi
2.2 km
43°40′32″N 114°35′19″W / 43.67560°N 114.58860°W / 43.67560; -114.58860 (Bear Peak)
Dollarhide Mountain !B9920502027838 9,301 ft
2835 m
!B9950122240000 481 ft
147 m
!B9925100291011 1.1 mi
1.8 km
43°36′33″N 114°40′54″W / 43.60910°N 114.68170°W / 43.60910; -114.68170 (Dollarhide Mountain)
Bald Mountain !B9920665616123 9,150 ft
2789 m
!B9938531141520 1,533 ft
467 m
!B9907117730893 7 mi
11 km
43°39′18″N 114°24′30″W / 43.65500°N 114.40830°W / 43.65500; -114.40830 (Bald Mountain)
Buttercup Mountain !B9920744810202 9,078 ft
2767 m
!B9948250939783 580 ft
177 m
!B9917338355633 2.4 mi
3.9 km
43°30′58″N 114°34′34″W / 43.51600°N 114.57600°W / 43.51600; -114.57600 (Buttercup Mountain)
Skillern Peak !B9920967731912 8,878 ft
2706 m
!B9952638015516 374 ft
114 m
!B9923037873606 1.4 mi
2.2 km
43°41′15″N 114°48′57″W / 43.687402°N 114.815900°W / 43.687402; -114.815900 (Skillern Peak)
Kelly Mountain !B9921027035274 8,825 ft
2690 m
!B9939115448675 1,446 ft
441 m
!B9908633061681 5.8 mi
9.3 km
43°29′35″N 114°27′58″W / 43.49300°N 114.46600°W / 43.49300; -114.46600 (Kelly Mountain)
Griffin Butte !B9921506761819 8,412 ft
2564 m
!B9944184604917 871 ft
265 m
!B9914474396647 3.2 mi
5.2 km
43°43′48″N 114°25′08″W / 43.73000°N 114.41900°W / 43.73000; -114.41900 (Griffin Butte)
Mahoney Butte !B9922130329973 7,904 ft
2409 m
!B9950060362401 484 ft
148 m
!B9920449257267 1.8 mi
2.9 km
43°35′49″N 114°27′11″W / 43.59700°N 114.45300°W / 43.59700; -114.45300 (Mahoney Butte)
Carbonate Mountain !B9923763580534 6,713 ft
2046 m
!B9955045330791 294 ft
90 m
!B9924244153484 1.2 mi
2.0 km
43°18′36″N 114°12′00″W / 43.31000°N 114.20000°W / 43.31000; -114.20000 (Carbonate Mountain)

Lakes[edit]

Named lakes of the Smoky Mountains
Lake Elevation Max. length Max. width Location Primary Outflow
Baker Lake 2,685 m (8,809 ft) 280 m (920 ft) 150 m (490 ft) 43°41′26″N 114°40′32″W / 43.690651°N 114.675674°W / 43.690651; -114.675674 (Baker Lake) Baker Creek
Big Lost Lake 2,797 m (9,177 ft) 295 m (968 ft) 210 m (690 ft) 43°44′38″N 114°39′44″W / 43.743924°N 114.662344°W / 43.743924; -114.662344 (Big Lost Lake) Norton Creek
Dollar Lake 1,815 m (5,955 ft) 053 m (174 ft) 046 m (151 ft) 43°41′18″N 114°25′07″W / 43.688218°N 114.418695°W / 43.688218; -114.418695 (Dollar Lake) Warm Springs Creek
Little Lost Lake 2,768 m (9,081 ft) 075 m (246 ft) 028 m (92 ft) 43°44′12″N 114°39′37″W / 43.736715°N 114.660383°W / 43.736715; -114.660383 (Little Lost Lake) Norton Creek
Lower Norton Lake 2,737 m (8,980 ft) 190 m (620 ft) 106 m (348 ft) 43°44′56″N 114°39′15″W / 43.748834°N 114.654185°W / 43.748834; -114.654185 (Lower Norton Lake) Norton Creek
Mill Lake 2,510 m (8,230 ft) 320 m (1,050 ft) 257 m (843 ft) 43°46′45″N 114°38′23″W / 43.779064°N 114.639653°W / 43.779064; -114.639653 (Mill Lake) Mill Creek
Miner Lake 2,678 m (8,786 ft) 390 m (1,280 ft) 240 m (790 ft) 43°45′33″N 114°39′55″W / 43.759270°N 114.665195°W / 43.759270; -114.665195 (Miner Lake) Prairie Creek
Paradise Lake 2,741 m (8,993 ft) 177 m (581 ft) 084 m (276 ft) 43°44′00″N 114°50′46″W / 43.733329°N 114.846167°W / 43.733329; -114.846167 (Paradise Lake) Paradise Creek
Penny Lake 1,810 m (5,940 ft) 072 m (236 ft) 041 m (135 ft) 43°41′10″N 114°25′08″W / 43.686078°N 114.418867°W / 43.686078; -114.418867 (Penny Lake) Warm Springs Creek
Smoky Lake 2,755 m (9,039 ft) 100 m (330 ft) 095 m (312 ft) 43°44′22″N 114°39′34″W / 43.739392°N 114.659457°W / 43.739392; -114.659457 (Smoky Lake) Norton Creek
Snowslide Lake 2,670 m (8,760 ft) 102 m (335 ft) 060 m (200 ft) 43°44′19″N 114°49′31″W / 43.738611°N 114.825412°W / 43.738611; -114.825412 (Snowslide Lake) Snowslide Creek
Titus Lake 2,719 m (8,921 ft) 105 m (344 ft) 093 m (305 ft) 43°51′18″N 114°42′38″W / 43.855021°N 114.710435°W / 43.855021; -114.710435 (Titus Lake) Titus Creek
Upper Norton Lake 2,780 m (9,120 ft) 279 m (915 ft) 106 m (348 ft) 43°45′07″N 114°39′22″W / 43.751912°N 114.656145°W / 43.751912; -114.656145 (Upper Norton Lake) Norton Creek

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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. ^ SummitPost.org - Smoky Mountains. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  3. ^ Idaho Mountain Express - Castle Rock Fire battle ends where it began. Retrieved 05 February 2012.
  4. ^ Idaho Mountain Express - Still scarred - but new life emerges. Retrieved 05 February 2012.