A defiant road to Sedgwick Peak in ID, only for experienced drivers

Sedgwick Peak is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.791m (9,156ft) above the sea level, located in Bannock County, in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Idaho. It’s one of the highest roads of Idaho.

Sedgwick Peak

Set high in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, the road to the summit is totally unpaved. It’s called Road W. This road is usually impassable from late October through late June or early July (depending on snow). The road has some steep sections and is very rocky in places and good tires and good brakes (for the descent) are crucial. The peak may have been named after General John Sedgwick.

A 4WD high clearance vehicle is required. The summit is crowned with different antenna structures. The road to the summit is pretty steep. Starting at Thunder Mountain Road, the ascent is 10.62km (6.6 miles) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 818 meters. The average gradient is 7.70%.
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