The weather forecast was looking good so I make the decision to hike up a local volcanic peak called Teapot Dome. With temperatures in the 60s and plenty of sunshine, I headed up Highway 20 towards Fairfield, Idaho. But before heading up the mountains, I veered off to the right towards the massive lava peak about two miles off in the near distance.
Teapot Dome is about 50 miles southeast of Boise, Idaho
To get there:
- From Interstate 84, Exit 95 head north for about 7.1 miles. Turn right or southeast onto NE Teapot Road.
- Drive for one mile on this good gravel road.
- Turn left on a two track road and park close to the intersection on the right. (43.183760, -115.547435)
- That lava massive extending well to the east is Teapot Dome. (43.181057, -115.533046)
- Point your nose towards the peak and start walking.
- This is a non-trailed cross-country hike.
- All the lands from the parking spot to the peak are public and freely open to hiking.
- There are other places to access this peak further down NE Teapot Road.
- If you are looking for outdoor gear, food or drink, it's best to buy in Boise or Twin Falls. Mountain Home, Idaho is a city in decline.
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Originally published on March 22, 2017
Tim Bondy Freelance
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