Bannock County High Point Trip Report

Bonneville Peak

Date: August 1999
Author: Ken Jones

Leave I-15 at Inkom, exit 58 southbound. (These directions work southbound, but I think the exit is different northbound.) Bear right at the bottom of the ramp toward Inkom. Continue straight at 0.8 miles (don't bear left to return to I-15). Left at 2.2 miles, signed to Pebble Creek ski area. Right 0.3 mile later on Green Canyon Road (again signed for the ski area); follow this road up hill to its end (about 4.25 more miles) at the ski area. Park in the upper lot.

Head up hill, and near the head of the lower ski lift (the short one, from the lower parking lot) pick up the jeep trail. Follow the main track (there are a number of branches) up under the two main lifts. Eventually, you will reach the top of the highest lift. From here, go up and right, following the path of least resistance. If you head straight up the ridge you will meet a cliff band -- this can be bypassed by skirting its base to the right. Continue up and right to the ridge, turn right and follow the ridge to the summit of Bonneville Peak. There is a small building that used to house an antenna on top -- I didn't find or leave a register.

Round trip statistics: 4 to 7 miles (depending on if you go straight up hill or wind on the jeep road), 2600 ft, 4 to 5 hours without rushing.