Pinyon Peak is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.032m (9,947ft) above the sea level located in the Salmon River Mountains, in Custer County, Idaho, in USA. It's one of the highest roads in Idaho.
The peak is located within the Salmon - Challis National Forest. The road to the summit is called Pinyon Peak Loop Road. It’s a gravel 4wd track This road tests the skill, and courage, of any driver. It’s definitely not for anyone suffering from vertigo or a fear of landslides. Do not travel this road in severe weather conditions. Avalanches, heavy snowfalls and landslides can occur anytime, being extremely dangerous due to frequent patches of ice. At the top of the peak, theres’a a lookout called Pinyon Peak Fire Lookout Station. Built in 1930 has been in active service since that time. The summit offers unobstructed mountain panoramas in all directions; great views of several well known mountains include Mt. Baldy, Twin Peaks, the White Clouds, the Sawtooths, and on the distant horizon Borah Peak, Idaho's highest.
Pic: Mike Key