Soldier Mountains

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Soldier Mountains
A photo of the Soldier Mountain viewed from the north in summer
Soldier Mountains from the north
Highest point
Peak Smoky Dome
Elevation 10,095 ft (3,077 m)
Coordinates 43°29′36″N 114°56′11″W / 43.493236°N 114.936256°W / 43.493236; -114.936256Coordinates: 43°29′36″N 114°56′11″W / 43.493236°N 114.936256°W / 43.493236; -114.936256
Dimensions
Length 28 mi (45 km) E/W
Width 14 mi (23 km) N/S
Geography
Country United States
State Idaho

The Soldier Mountains are a mountain range in the U.S. state of Idaho, spanning northern Camas and eastern Elmore counties. The highest point in the range is Smoky Dome at 10,095 feet (3,077 m), and the range is bounded on the west and north by the South Fork Boise River.[1] The mountains are located within Sawtooth National Forest north of Fairfield, Idaho. The Soldier Mountain Ski Area is located within the range to the east of Smoky Dome.

Iron Mountain near the western end of the Soldier Mountains has an old Forest Service fire lookout on its summit. Several road and trails are located in the mountains, which provide for a variety of activities including hiking, off road vehicle riding, fishing, and hunting. Most of the peaks can be accessed relatively easily via class one or two routes.

Peaks[edit]

The peaks of the Soldier Mountains[2]
Mountain Peak Elevation Prominence Isolation Location
Smoky Dome !B9919682896246 10,095 ft
3077 m
!B9931002768927 3,255 ft
992 m
!B9897846256863 17 mi
27 km
43°29′36″N 114°56′11″W / 43.493236°N 114.936256°W / 43.493236; -114.936256 (Smoky Dome)
North Smoky Dome !B9919843423854 9,934 ft
3028 m
!B9951797184343 407 ft
124 m
!B9930822943901 0.6 mi
1.0 km
43°30′00″N 114°55′39″W / 43.5001°N 114.9276°W / 43.5001; -114.9276 (North Smoky Dome)
Peak 9,712 !B9920070554526 9,711 ft
2960 m
!B9943087625528 972 ft
296 m
!B9909186300093 5.5 mi
8.8 km
43°31′43″N 115°02′01″W / 43.52874°N 115.033664°W / 43.52874; -115.033664 (Peak 9712)
Iron Mountain !B9920087460701 9,695 ft
2955 m
!B9949458583175 514 ft
157 m
!B9927345702767 0.9 mi
1.4 km
43°32′17″N 115°02′42″W / 43.53810°N 115.04507°W / 43.53810; -115.04507 (Iron Mountain)
Third Peak !B9920117964029 9,665 ft
2946 m
!B9951817365985 406 ft
124 m
!B9926348198739 1.0 mi
1.6 km
43°29′11″N 114°55′09″W / 43.48651°N 114.91929°W / 43.48651; -114.91929 (Third Peak)
Second Peak !B9920261556240 9,528 ft
2904 m
!B9954323240184 316 ft
96 m
!B9930822943901 0.6 mi
1.0 km
43°29′08″N 114°54′25″W / 43.48546°N 114.90701°W / 43.48546; -114.90701 (Second Peak)
Boardman Peak !B9920337602234 9,455 ft
2882 m
!B9946557537015 687 ft
209 m
!B9918366286835 2.2 mi
3.5 km
43°30′48″N 114°59′43″W / 43.51330°N 114.99532°W / 43.51330; -114.99532 (Boardman Peak)
First Peak !B9920669202281 9,147 ft
2788 m
!N unknown !N unknown 43°28′43″N 114°53′40″W / 43.47854°N 114.89452°W / 43.47854; -114.89452 (First Peak)

Lakes[edit]

Lakes of the Soldier Mountains
Lake Elevation Max. length Max. width Location Primary Outflow
Boardman Lake 2,670 m (8,760 ft) 106 m (348 ft) 076 m (249 ft) 43°31′30″N 115°01′05″W / 43.525087°N 115.018087°W / 43.525087; -115.018087 (Boardman Lake) Boardman Creek
Heart Lake 2,545 m (8,350 ft) 305 m (1,001 ft) 182 m (597 ft) 43°32′43″N 115°02′25″W / 43.545249°N 115.040336°W / 43.545249; -115.040336 (Heart Lake) Deadwood Creek
Lower Deadwood Lake 2,670 m (8,760 ft) 160 m (520 ft) 088 m (289 ft) 43°31′47″N 115°01′44″W / 43.529704°N 115.028765°W / 43.529704; -115.028765 (Lower Deadwood Lake) Deadwood Creek
Lower Smoky Dome Lake 2,640 m (8,660 ft) 131 m (430 ft) 092 m (302 ft) 43°30′17″N 114°56′51″W / 43.504746°N 114.947601°W / 43.504746; -114.947601 (Lower Smoky Dome Lake) Boardman Creek
Upper Deadwood Lake 2,790 m (9,150 ft) 091 m (299 ft) 046 m (151 ft) 43°32′10″N 115°02′21″W / 43.536234°N 115.039248°W / 43.536234; -115.039248 (Upper Deadwood Lake) Deadwood Creek
Upper Smoky Dome Lake 1 2,800 m (9,200 ft) 098 m (322 ft) 036 m (118 ft) 43°30′05″N 114°57′15″W / 43.501520°N 114.954222°W / 43.501520; -114.954222 (Upper Smoky Dome Lake 1) Boardman Creek
Upper Smoky Dome Lake 2 2,815 m (9,236 ft) 131 m (430 ft) 035 m (115 ft) 43°30′13″N 114°57′19″W / 43.503742°N 114.955336°W / 43.503742; -114.955336 (Upper Smoky Dome Lake 2) Boardman Creek
West Smoky Dome Lake 2,675 m (8,776 ft) 052 m (171 ft) 046 m (151 ft) 43°30′34″N 114°57′28″W / 43.509335°N 114.957672°W / 43.509335; -114.957672 (West Smoky Dome Lake) Boardman Creek

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. ^ "Soldier Mountains". PeakBagger. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 

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