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Shafer Butte

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Shafer Butte  


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Elevation: 7,582'
Location: 43.77107, -116.08952 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Shafer Butte is located within the boundaries of the Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area which is a ski area located in southwest Idaho in Boise County, 16 miles north-northeast of Boise with a summit elevation of 7582 feet (2311 m) above sea level at the top of Shafer Butte, the highest point of the Boise Ridge mountains. peakbagger.com has Shafer listed at #38 highest prominence in the state of Idaho at 2702 Feet.

Getting There 

To get to Shafer Butte, From Boise Airport take Airport way proceeding southeast as it turns into Vista Ave; continue on Vista Ave as it turns into Capitol Blvd and winds into Downtown Boise. Turn Left on W Front Street.

Then turn right on W 15th and proceed to W Hays which becomes Harrison Blvd which after a mile of beautiful older homes turns into Bogus Basin Road which you will follow 16 miles to the Bogus Basin Resort. Then proceed up to Pioneer Lodge and access the trailhead from there.

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Weather station 1.6 miles from here


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