Looming over the landscape at 12,662 feet, Borah Peak, the highest mountain in Idaho, attracts mountain climbers who want to add it to their conquest of the heights. A 5,000-foot hike up the mountain from the trailhead to the summit lets you log your name in the summit box. Hundreds of hikers enjoy the lower reaches of the mountain. In 2021, the US Geologic Service officially recognized Mt. Borah as Idaho’s only active glacier.

To reach Mount Borah, take US 93 20 miles north of Mackay to the Borah Peak Access Road.