Taylor Mountain (Bingham County, Idaho)
|Peak||Taylor Mountain (Bingham County, Idaho)|
|Elevation||2,220 m (7,280 ft)|
|Parent range||Rocky Mountains|
The Blackfoot Mountains, also called the Blackfoot Range, is a small range of mountains located east of Blackfoot, Idaho. Most of the area is private property, including the range's tallest mountain, Taylor Mountain. This mountain was named after Sam Taylor, an early settler and brother of Matt Taylor. The Blackfoot River carves through the region. Within this range is Wolverine Canyon, a public area that features sites for hiking, camping, kayaking, rock climbing and other recreational pursuits.
This area is mainly a hilly shrub-steppe, covered in sagebrush and juniper. However, there are many springs and small streams which form microclimates with more water-loving plants. The mountains themselves are mainly basalt.
- Otteson, Connie B. (2005), Unsung Heroes and Settlers of Bonneville County, Idaho, Harris Publishing Company, Inc
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