Elk Summit Lookout


The Elk Summit lookout tower remains intact although not currently used by the Forest Service. It is not accessible by the public. The log cabin at the base of the lookout may be added to the Forest Service cabin rental program in the future. The site is often used by snowmobilers as a rest point.

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Elk City, Idaho
Water: No
Restroom: Vault
Information Center: Red River Ranger District, 208-842-2245

General Information

Directions: From State Highway 14, turn north at the convenience store/Laundromat at the signed marked "Sweeney Hill." This road becomes Forest Road #1199. Follow Road #1199 approximately 9 miles to its junction with Road #417. Turn south (left) on Road #417 and proceed approximately 1 - 3/4 miles to the lookout.


Camping & Cabins

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Dispersed Camping

Plan a picnic for this lookout site. You can go OHV riding or snowmobiling from this location.
Areas & Activities


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6386 feet