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Pioneer Mountains
A photo of the Pioneer Mountains looking southwest from Hyndman Peak
Pioneer Mountains from Hyndman Peak
Highest point
Peak Hyndman Peak
Elevation 12,009 ft (3,660 m)
Dimensions
Length 18 mi (29 km) N/S
Width 20 mi (32 km) E/W
Geography
Country United States
State Idaho
Parent range Rocky Mountains

The Pioneer Mountains are a mountain range in the U.S. state of Idaho, spanning Blaine, Butte and Custer counties. The range is bounded on the west by the Big Wood River, Trail Creek and Summit Creek, and the North Fork Big Lost River, on the north and east by the East Fork Big Lost River, Left Fork Cherry Creek, Cherry Creek, Dry Fork Creek, Saint Louis Canyon, and Champagne Creek, and on the south by the Snake River Plain. The mountains are located within Sawtooth and Challis National Forests.

The Pioneer Mountains range was named for the pioneer settlers of the region; many of the individual mountains within the range also bear the name of these pioneers.


Peaks of the Pioneer Mountains of Idaho
Rank Mountain Peak Elevation Prominence Isolation Location Easiest Route
1 Hyndman Peak &1000000000000366000000012,008 ft
3660 m
&100000000000014650000004,806 ft
1465 m
&1000000000004862000000030.2 mi
48.6 km
43°44′58″N 114°07′52″W / 43.74936°N 114.131103°W / 43.74936; -114.131103 (HyndmanPeak) Class 2
2 Goat Mountain &1000000000000363100000011,913 ft
3631 m
&10000000000000248000000814 ft
248 m
&100000000000029000000001.80 mi
2.90 km
43°46′27″N 114°08′31″W / 43.774184°N 114.142059°W / 43.774184; -114.142059 (Goat Mountain) Class 5
3 Peak 11,887 &1000000000000362300000011,886 ft
3623 m
&100000000000004650000001,526 ft
465 m
&100000000000086000000005.34 mi
8.60 km
43°46′29″N 114°01′49″W / 43.77485°N 114.030224°W / 43.77485; -114.030224 (Peak 11887) Class 3
4 Standhope Peak &1000000000000362000000011,877 ft
3620 m
&10000000000000142000000466 ft
142 m
&100000000000011700000000.73 mi
1.17 km
43°47′05″N 114°01′30″W / 43.784645°N 114.024879°W / 43.784645; -114.024879 (Standhope Peak) Class 3
5 Devils Bedstead East &1000000000000361600000011,864 ft
3616 m
&10000000000000151000000495 ft
151 m
&100000000000028300000001.76 mi
2.83 km
43°47′55″N 114°09′08″W / 43.798592°N 114.152313°W / 43.798592; -114.152313 (Devils Bedstead East) Class 3
6 Brocky Peak &1000000000000360900000011,841 ft
3609 m
&10000000000000232000000761 ft
232 m
&100000000000026500000001.65 mi
2.65 km
43°45′25″N 114°03′07″W / 43.756831°N 114.051867°W / 43.756831; -114.051867 (Brocky Peak) Class 3
7 Altair Peak &1000000000000360400000011,824 ft
3604 m
&10000000000000239000000784 ft
239 m
&100000000000016500000001.03 mi
1.65 km
43°47′33″N 114°00′27″W / 43.792594°N 114.007596°W / 43.792594; -114.007596 (Altair Peak) Class 3
8 Old Hyndman Peak &1000000000000358900000011,775 ft
3589 m
&10000000000000285000000935 ft
285 m
&100000000000014800000000.92 mi
1.48 km
43°44′27″N 114°07′02″W / 43.74071°N 114.117141°W / 43.74071; -114.117141 (Old Hyndman Peak) Class 3
9 Duncan's Peak &1000000000000358300000011,755 ft
3583 m
&10000000000000120000000394 ft
120 m
&100000000000009200000000.57 mi
0.92 km
43°45′22″N 114°08′16″W / 43.756159°N 114.137679°W / 43.756159; -114.137679 (Duncan's Peak) Class 3
10 Pegasus Peak &1000000000000357700000011,736 ft
3577 m
&10000000000000188000000617 ft
188 m
&100000000000022100000001.37 mi
2.21 km
43°48′44″N 114°00′44″W / 43.812166°N 114.012169°W / 43.812166; -114.012169 (Pegasus Peak) Class 3
11 Angel's Perch &1000000000000356200000011,686 ft
3562 m
&10000000000000148000000486 ft
148 m
&100000000000036900000002.29 mi
3.69 km
43°47′50″N 114°04′02″W / 43.797248°N 114.067233°W / 43.797248; -114.067233 (Angel's Perch) Class 2
12 Cobb Peak &1000000000000355100000011,650 ft
3551 m
&10000000000000198000000650 ft
198 m
&100000000000013300000000.83 mi
1.33 km
43°43′52″N 114°07′35″W / 43.731019°N 114.126431°W / 43.731019; -114.126431 (Cobb Peak) Class 3
13 Pyramid Peak &1000000000000354400000011,627 ft
3544 m
&10000000000000118000000387 ft
118 m
&100000000000013500000000.84 mi
1.35 km
43°47′47″N 113°59′29″W / 43.796297°N 113.991427°W / 43.796297; -113.991427 (Pyramid Peak) Class 2
14 Salzburger Spitzl &1000000000000353600000011,601 ft
3536 m
&10000000000000098000000322 ft
98 m
&100000000000013900000000.86 mi
1.39 km
43°46′28″N 114°09′33″W / 43.774435°N 114.159269°W / 43.774435; -114.159269 (Salzburger Spitzl) Class 2
X Smiley Mountain &1000000000000350800000011,509 ft
3508 m
&100000000000008010000002,628 ft
801 m
&100000000000112800000007.01 mi
11.28 km
43°41′58″N 113°48′36″W / 43.69953°N 113.81013°W / 43.69953; -113.81013 (Smiley Mountain) unknown
X Pioneer Mountain &1000000000000320801999910,525 ft
3208 m
&10000000000000153919999505 ft
154 m
&100000000000023700000001.47 mi
2.37 km
43°40′17″N 113°54′46″W / 43.67129°N 113.91281°W / 43.67129; -113.91281 (Pioneer Mountain) unknown
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