Elkhorn Peak is a 6.9 mile out and back trail located near Downey, Idaho that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking.

Length6.9 miElevation gain2,519 ftRoute typeOut & back
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Waypoints (2)
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Post-end of Kents Canyon
42.32837, -112.31515
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Summit
42.33398, -112.32838
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Jody Evanson
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Map shows a road going to the summit- this is wrong. Elevation 9095 feet. 2nd highest mountain in Bannock Range , Caribou-Targhee. Followed the Kents Canyon Trail, an ATV trail parallel to aMill creek,  after crossing the creek, the trail narrows and continues up Kents Canyon.  When we arrived at Open field with ridge to our right between Kent and Elkhorn.  Leave the trail here and head up hill to your right towards the SE ridge between Kent and Elkhorn.  We bushwack up to the east ridge through open scrub and soft gravel. Easy to see our destination in November with all the leaves dropped.  Steep climb, making our way up along a drainage to the saddle. Elkhorn is to your right, continue climbing along ridge saddle towards a massive ridge buttress. We found an easy crumbly chute to scramble up then simply followed the ridge over slab rocks and wind blown pine skeletons until we reached the largest summit monument we've every seen - a beautiful 9 foot summit cairn built in 1878.

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