The pride of Idaho! At 12,662 ft Borah Peak is the monarch of the Lost River Range and the highest mountain in Idaho. The “easiest” route is a third class scramble in late summer, but early in the season it can be an all-out mountaineering adventure. Below the mountain lies a rolling grayish green valley with steep, snow-covered peaks to the east and the west. This spectacular part of Idaho is quintessential “Marlboro Country.”

The standard route involves ascending 5,262 vertical feet from the trailhead to the summit in just over 3.5 miles. Most people do the climb in a day.