Borah Peak (Mount Borah) Topo Map in Custer County ID

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Borah Peak (Mount Borah) Information

Coordinates: 44.1373466°N, -113.7811518°W
Approx. Elevation: 12,662 feet (3,859 meters)
USGS Map Area: Borah Peak
Feature Type: Summit

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Borah Peak is the highest mountain in the state of Idaho, located in Custer County. The peak stands at an elevation of 12,662 feet (3,859 meters) above sea level and is part of the Lost River Range. It is a popular destination for hikers and mountaineers looking to challenge themselves with a strenuous but rewarding climb.

Borah Peak is a striking and rugged mountain that dominates the surrounding landscape. It is characterized by steep, rocky cliffs, and narrow ridges, which require climbers to use technical skills such as scrambling and climbing to reach the summit. The peak is named after William Borah, a prominent Idaho politician who served in the U.S. Senate for over 30 years.

The standard route up Borah Peak is known as the Chicken-Out Ridge and follows the Borah Peak Trail. It is a challenging climb that requires hikers to traverse a narrow and exposed ridge that can be dangerous in bad weather conditions. Despite its difficulty, many hikers are drawn to the challenge of climbing Borah Peak for the stunning views from the summit, which includes panoramic vistas of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

The climb to the summit of Borah Peak typically takes between 6 and 10 hours, depending on the climber’s level of experience and fitness. The best time to climb the mountain is in the summer months when the weather is mild and the snow has melted, making the climb safer and easier.

Borah Peak (Mount Borah) is listed in the Summits Category for Custer County in the state of Idaho. Borah Peak (Mount Borah) is displayed on the "Borah Peak" USGS topo map. The latitude and longitude coordinates (GPS waypoint) of Borah Peak (Mount Borah) are 44.1373466 (North), -113.7811518 (West) and the approximate elevation is 12,662 feet (3,859 meters) above sea level. If you are interested in visiting Borah Peak (Mount Borah) you can print the free topographic map, terrain map, satellite/aerial images, and other maps using the link above. The location, topography, nearby roads and trails, and towns around Borah Peak (Mount Borah) (Summit) can be seen in the layers of this interactive map. If you have already visited Idaho's Borah Peak (Mount Borah) in Custer County, the nearest Summits are listed above for your consideration.