#4 Diamond Peak

Diamond Peak is the highest point in the Lemhi Range in the Rocky Mountains in Idaho. At 12,202 feet above sea level, it is the fourth highest peak in Idaho.

Elevation: 12,201′
Prominence: 5,377′
Mountain range: Lemhi Range
Total round trip hike distance: 5
Total elevation gain: ~4200 feet


Getting there: From Arco, head East on Highway 26 until you reach Highway 33. Turn left and head N.E. on Highway 33 for 24 miles until you reach Highway 22. Turn left and head North on Highway 22 for another 14 miles until you come to Highway 28. Turn left and head N.W. on Highway 28 for 16 miles until you reach Pass Creek Road (44°10’8.69″N 112°55’18.27″W). Turn left on the gravel road and drive about 3.5 miles until you reach FSR 796. This road appears shortly after you cross over Pass Creek. Turn Right on FSR 769 and follow around and up to the base of the mountain.

Camping:  It is pretty bare if you camp near the trailhead.  There are no trees or water.  An alternative is to camp along Birch Creek.  This is the creek that runs parallel to Highway 28.  There are many camp spots along this creek.  You can stay and pay in a campground or find an undeveloped site somewhere along the creek.  There may also be some places to camp along Pass Creek as you drive in.

Best time to hike (Summer): Mid-June through Mid-September.

Special Gear Requirements: None

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