OverviewAngels Perch is located in the Pioneer Mountains of central Idaho. It is the highest peak on the eastern side of Wildhorse Canyon. Located on the ridge between Wildhorse and Fall Creeks, Angels Perch is also between the divides of Devils Bedstead East to the west and Standhope Peak to the east. Its summit offers beautiful views of the Pioneer Mountains from a cental vantage point. Angels Perch is unofficially named, referring to Angel Lake just off the northeast ridge of the mountain.
- Idaho 11,000+ Foot Peaks for Google Earth
- SummitPost mountains for Google Earth, 2.5 Mb
- Digital Elevation Model. Standhope Peak Quad, 10m resolution, 2.95Mb
- Standhope Peak DRG. USGS Quad, .tif format, 3.59 Mb download as .zip
The only route listed in Idaho: A Climbing Guide is the approach through Fall Creek, past Angel Lake, and a hike up the east ridge. This is listed as Class 2, but a long approach.
The west side approach from Wildhorse Canyon has a rough approach road, but is a fast and steep scramble. This was rated a Class 3/4 scramble.
Red TapeThere is no red tape to climb this mountain.
When To ClimbJuly through September are the best months for climbing. The Wildhorse Canyon side is prone to avalanche activity during the winter months. The Fall Creek approach and east ridge would be your safest (but long) bet for a winter climb.
CampingCamping areas nearby adminstered by Salmon-Challis National Forest: Nearby Lodging
Mountain ConditionsThis peak is administered by the Lost River Ranger District of Salmon-Challis national forest, located in Mackay.
Phone: (208) 588-2400
- National Weather Service Point Forecast
- Stickney Mill Weather Station
- Trail Creek Pass SNOTEL
- Lookout cam at the summit of Baldy at the Sun Valley ski area has a distant shot of the Pioneers. This camera is located at just over 9,000 feet.