Non-Technical Summits

We have plenty of peaks to climb that require only determination and a decent set of lungs.

Maybe you like the view without all the adrenaline? No problem! The Sawtooth, Boulder, Pioneer, and Lost River Ranges have plenty of non-technical peaks for adventurous hikers. Whether you’re coming from the Sun Valley area or Stanley, a short drive and a scenic hike will put you on top of the world!

With countless peaks to choose from, Sawtooth Mountain Guides can choose a summit to match your fitness and timeframe. Here is our shortlist:


Thompson Peak (10,751′ – the Sawtooth’s highest)
Braxon (10,353′)

Boulder Mountains

Galena Peak (11,153′)
Kent Peak (11,664′)

Pioneer Mountains

Hyndman Peak (12,009′ – one of Idaho’s nine peaks over 12k’)

 Difficulty: Good fitness required

 Duration: 8-10 hours

 Meeting Time: Varies by objective

 Meeting Location: Varies by objective

 What We Provide:

  • Daypack and hiking poles  if required

 What You Need:

  • Lunch & 2L water
  • Small daypack
  • Insulating layers and waterproof shell
  • Sturdy footwear
  • Hiking poles highly recommended
  • Sunscreen
  • Read the equipment list

Ratio: 4-6:1

 Rates: Please contact us for rates