Observation Peak Climber's Log

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Annalikeslenses - Jun 27, 2020 11:17 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2020

#viewsfordays  Sucess!

Made for a long outing from Stanley Lake - around 16 miles RT. Google Earth reports around 3500' of gain but since there's very little elevation lost over the course of the trail, I think that and the Summitpost description are quite high and would estimate it more as 2700'. Two river crossings were mid-calf to knee-high and a little tricky (thankful for water shoes and sandals!). Lots of snow past the first set of switchbacks on the side trail, lost the trail a lot and were postholing a fair bit, but still made it up. Phenomenal views and some fun glissading on the way down!


wyatt_meyers - Oct 24, 2017 3:18 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2016

Too early  Sucess!

River crossings were freezing chest high death pools. Only one was actually high but it was very cold, worst river crossing I've done. Besides that is was an awesome hike with a pretty good view. Lost the trail a the top due to snow and just went up the side through a dry patch. Couldn't find the trail up or down from just after the last river crossing but wasn't too difficult to make it up!


SawtoothSean - Jan 15, 2014 11:20 am Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2013

always good  Sucess!

Found a huge scattered box of colorful unused tampons just off trail


Smoove910 - Aug 3, 2013 5:52 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2009

Fun  Sucess!

Long day spent with little bro on his 1st peak ascent. Great hike, but a little windy on top.

Scrambling Man

Scrambling Man - Jul 14, 2013 3:51 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2013

Hike/Bike  Sucess!

Mountain biked in 4 miles on Stanley Lake trail, then hiked up the rest of the way. Nice little summit with good views of the Sawtooths.


ChasingDarkSkies - Jul 19, 2012 2:09 pm Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2011

This trip was my first in the Sawtooths  Sucess!

Very rewarding once you reach the top.

A short video of some of the features on this hike:



mjholmes - Mar 12, 2012 8:15 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 1986

Easy and Beautiful  Sucess!

Class 1 walk-up and a great side-trip if you are backpacking on the Sawtooths. Definitely worth it! Hiked up again from Stanley Lake in Oct 2012 (16.6 miles round-trip). Views were hazy from wild fires still smoldering, but weather was beautiful after a cold start.


Homestarhiker - Aug 21, 2011 1:27 am Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2011

Great view  Sucess!

A friend and I hiked up as a sidetrip while backpacking from Grandjean to Sawtooth Lake. The view is well worth the hike.


BeDrinkable - Jan 19, 2011 2:11 pm Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2004

Nice views, hike.  Sucess!

Walked up from Grandjean. It was longer than I expected, but obviously worth it.


mountaingazelle - Jan 10, 2011 5:57 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2002

Observation Peak  Sucess!

I've hiked up Observation Peak twice. The first was on July 12, 2002 as a day hike from Stanley Lake trailhead. The second was on September 4, 2005 during a backpacking loop in the Sawtooths.


SawtoothSean - Jan 10, 2011 1:38 pm Date Climbed: Nov 16, 2008

Many Times  Sucess!

This is a great intro peak to the range, or good hike with the family.

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