Mount Borah

Natural Attractions in Custer County
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Mount Borah, the state’s highest peak at 12,662 feet, looks out over the sweeping plains near Mackay, beckoning hikers and climbers to ascend its slopes.

U.S. Forest Service: Salmon-Challis National Forest

Things To Know

  • The prime season to climb Mount Borah is from mid-July to mid-September.
  • There is no entry or access fee.
  • Five camping units are available.
  • The standard climbing route ascends the southwest ridge, known as "Chicken-out Ridge."
  • If climbing in cold season, be sure to bring an ice axe and crampons and be prepared for weather changes and possible delays.

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