Diamond Peak (Idaho)

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Diamond Peak

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Diamond Peak from Idaho highway 28
Highest point
Elevation 12,202 ft (3,719 m) [1]
Prominence 5,377 ft (1,639 m) [2]
Listing
Coordinates 44°08′30″N113°04′58″W / 44.141667°N 113.082778°W / 44.141667; -113.082778 Coordinates: 44°08′30″N113°04′58″W / 44.141667°N 113.082778°W / 44.141667; -113.082778
Geography
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Diamond Peak
Idaho, U.S.
Location Butte County, Idaho, U.S.
Parent range Lemhi Range
Topo map USGS Diamond Peak
Climbing
First ascent 1912, T.M. Bannon
Easiest route Scramble, class 3

Diamond Peak is the highest point in the Lemhi Range in the Rocky Mountains in Idaho. [3] At 12,202 feet (3,719 m) above sea level, it is the fourth highest peak in Idaho. It is situated 34.5 miles (55.5 km) east of Borah Peak in the Lost River Range, opposite the Little Lost River valley. It is the highest point in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. The closest higher peak is Mount Church, which is 31.8 mi (51.2 km) to the west. [2]

Lemhi Range

The Lemhi Range is a mountain range in the U.S. state of Idaho, spanning the eastern part of the state between the Lost River Range and the Beaverhead Mountains. The highest point in the range is Diamond Peak at 12,197 feet (3,718 m), the fourth highest peak in Idaho. The range is located within Salmon-Challis and Caribou-Targhee National Forests.

Rocky Mountains mountain range in North America

The Rocky Mountains, also known as the Rockies, are a major mountain range in western North America. The Rocky Mountains stretch more than 4,800 kilometers (3,000 mi) from the northernmost part of British Columbia, in western Canada, to New Mexico in the Southwestern United States. Located within the North American Cordillera, the Rockies are somewhat distinct from the Pacific Coast Ranges, Cascade Range, and the Sierra Nevada, which all lie farther to the west.

Idaho State of the United States of America

Idaho is a state in the northwestern region of the United States. It borders the state of Montana to the east and northeast, Wyoming to the east, Nevada and Utah to the south, and Washington and Oregon to the west. To the north, it shares a small portion of the Canadian border with the province of British Columbia. With a population of approximately 1.7 million and an area of 83,569 square miles (216,440 km2), Idaho is the 14th largest, the 12th least populous and the 7th least densely populated of the 50 U.S. states. The state's capital and largest city is Boise.

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References

  1. "Diamond Peak". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey . Retrieved October 13, 2012.
  2. 1 2 "Diamond Peak, Idaho". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved October 13, 2012.
  3. "Diamond Peak". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved October 13, 2012.