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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)
Dimensions
Length 45 mi (72 km) N/S
Width 39 mi (63 km) E/W
Area 877 sq mi (2,270 km2)
Geography
Country United States
State Idaho
Range 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

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. The highest point in the range is Saviers Peak at 10,441 ft (3,182 m).

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 roads, 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 (19,000 ha) of the Smoky Mountains near Ketchum.

Peaks

Peaks of the Smoky Mountains
Mountain Peak Elevation Prominence Isolation Location
Saviers Peak &1000000000000318200000010,440 ft
3182 m
&100000000000005360000001,759 ft
536 m
&100000000000110400000006.86 mi
11.04 km
43°49′19″N 114°42′47″W / 43.822013°N 114.713114°W / 43.822013; -114.713114 (Saviers Peak)
Camas County Highpoint &1000000000000315100000010,338 ft
3151 m
&10000000000000073000000240 ft
73 m
&100000000000009500000000.59 mi
0.95 km
43°48′53″N 114°43′10″W / 43.814796°N 114.719438°W / 43.814796; -114.719438 (Camas County Highpoint)
Norton Peak &1000000000000315000000010,335 ft
3150 m
&100000000000003820000001,253 ft
382 m
&100000000000079100000004.92 mi
7.91 km
43°45′43″N 114°39′12″W / 43.762049°N 114.653375°W / 43.762049; -114.653375 (Norton Peak)
Bromaghin Peak &1000000000000311700000010,226 ft
3117 m
&10000000000000057000000187 ft
57 m
&100000000000010100000000.63 mi
1.01 km
43°49′48″N 114°43′08″W / 43.830098°N 114.718877°W / 43.830098; -114.718877 (Bromaghin Peak)
Baker Peak &1000000000000310100000010,174 ft
3101 m
&100000000000003273600001,074 ft
327 m
&100000000000104600000006.50 mi
10.46 km
43°40′12″N 114°40′47″W / 43.66990°N 114.67980°W / 43.66990; -114.67980 (Baker Peak)
Prairie Creek Peak &1000000000000309000000010,138 ft
3090 m
&10000000000000079000000259 ft
79 m
&100000000000013500000000.84 mi
1.35 km
43°44′38″N 114°40′12″W / 43.74390°N 114.67000°W / 43.74390; -114.67000 (Prairie Creek Peak)
Titus Peak &1000000000000308200000010,112 ft
3082 m
&10000000000000076200000250 ft
76 m
&100000000000016100000001.00 mi
1.61 km
43°50′11″N 114°42′41″W / 43.83630°N 114.71130°W / 43.83630; -114.71130 (Titus Peak)
Backdrop Peak &1000000000000307800000010,098 ft
3078 m
&10000000000000194770000639 ft
195 m
&100000000000021900000001.36 mi
2.19 km
43°41′21″N 114°41′09″W / 43.68930°N 114.68570°W / 43.68930; -114.68570 (Backdrop Peak)
Big Peak &1000000000000305200000010,013 ft
3052 m
&10000000000000300839999987 ft
301 m
&100000000000039400000002.45 mi
3.94 km
43°40′07″N 114°43′43″W / 43.66873°N 114.72870°W / 43.66873; -114.72870 (Big Peak)
Lower Titus Peak &1000000000000305000000010,007 ft
3050 m
&10000000000000068579999225 ft
69 m
&100000000000024800000001.54 mi
2.48 km
43°50′38″N 114°43′03″W / 43.84400°N 114.71760°W / 43.84400; -114.71760 (Lower Titus Peak)
Paradise Peak &100000000000029860000009,797 ft
2986 m
&10000000000000249000000817 ft
249 m
&100000000000089000000005.53 mi
8.90 km
43°44′19″N 114°50′57″W / 43.738513°N 114.849235°W / 43.738513; -114.849235 (Paradise Peak)
Bear Peak &100000000000029030000009,524 ft
2903 m
&10000000000000153919999505 ft
154 m
&100000000000022200000001.38 mi
2.22 km
43°40′32″N 114°35′19″W / 43.67560°N 114.58860°W / 43.67560; -114.58860 (Bear Peak)
Dollarhide Mountain &100000000000028350000009,301 ft
2835 m
&10000000000000146610000481 ft
147 m
&100000000000017900000001.11 mi
1.79 km
43°36′33″N 114°40′54″W / 43.60910°N 114.68170°W / 43.60910; -114.68170 (Dollarhide Mountain)
Bald Mountain &100000000000027890000009,150 ft
2789 m
&100000000000004672599991,533 ft
467 m
&100000000000108100000006.72 mi
10.81 km
43°39′18″N 114°24′30″W / 43.65500°N 114.40830°W / 43.65500; -114.40830 (Bald Mountain)
Buttercup Mountain &100000000000027670000009,078 ft
2767 m
&10000000000000176780000580 ft
177 m
&100000000000038900000002.42 mi
3.89 km
43°30′58″N 114°34′34″W / 43.51600°N 114.57600°W / 43.51600; -114.57600 (Buttercup Mountain)
Skillern Peak &100000000000027060000008,878 ft
2706 m
&10000000000000114000000374 ft
114 m
&100000000000022000000001.37 mi
2.20 km
43°41′15″N 114°48′57″W / 43.687402°N 114.815900°W / 43.687402; -114.815900 (Skillern Peak)
Kelly Mountain &100000000000026900000008,825 ft
2690 m
&100000000000004407400001,446 ft
441 m
&100000000000092900000005.77 mi
9.29 km
43°29′35″N 114°27′58″W / 43.49300°N 114.46600°W / 43.49300; -114.46600 (Kelly Mountain)
Griffin Butte &100000000000025640000008,412 ft
2564 m
&10000000000000265480000871 ft
265 m
&100000000000051800000003.22 mi
5.18 km
43°43′48″N 114°25′08″W / 43.73000°N 114.41900°W / 43.73000; -114.41900 (Griffin Butte)
Mahoney Butte &100000000000024090000007,904 ft
2409 m
&10000000000000147520000484 ft
148 m
&100000000000028500000001.77 mi
2.85 km
43°35′49″N 114°27′11″W / 43.59700°N 114.45300°W / 43.59700; -114.45300 (Mahoney Butte)
Carbonate Mountain &100000000000020460000006,713 ft
2046 m
&10000000000000089609999294 ft
90 m
&100000000000019500000001.21 mi
1.95 km
43°18′36″N 114°12′00″W / 43.31000°N 114.20000°W / 43.31000; -114.20000 (Carbonate Mountain)

Lakes

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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