Ultimate 4wd destination: Scott Mountain in Boise County

Scott Mountain is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.491m (8,172ft) above the sea level, located in Boise County, in the U.S. state of Idaho.

Scott Mountain

Located in Boise National Forest, the road to the summit is totally unpaved. It’s called Forest Road 555BC. It is rough and steep, especially early on. Accessibility is largely limited to the summer season. At the summit there’s a lookout tower built in 1934. The site is still occupied during the fire season and used as a lookout for early detection of forest fires in the area.

4x4 vehicle required. There are great views along the road. Forest Road 555, the road to the summit is 6.92km (4.3 miles) long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 191 meters. The average percentage is 2.76%.
Pic: Greg Stringham