Castle Butte is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.032m (6,666ft) above the sea level, located in Idaho County, Idaho, in USA.
The road to the summit, located within the Clearwater National Forest, is gravel, rocky, tippy and bumpy at times. The road is usually impassable from October to June (weather permitting). Great trail for experienced wheelers. Avoid driving in this area if unpaved mountain roads aren't your strong point. 4x4 vehicle with high clearance required. It is not recommended for large RVs, vehicles with low ground clearance or trailers.
Expect a trail pretty steep. Thunderstorm activity can quickly change unpaved roads to four-wheel-drive condition or make them impassable. At the summit there’s a lookout tower built in 1950. It offers breathtaking 360-degree views of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness, the Seven Devils Mountains, the Great Burn area and the deep canyons of the North Fork Clearwater River.
Pic&video: Jim Tourtillotte