Idaho Peak Lookout.


While we were camping at Rosebery Provincial Park, near New Denver, in British Columbia, Canada. We drove up to Idaho Peak Lookout.


“12 km of steep narrow road to parking lots
limited pullouts for vehicles to pass
no motor homes or trailers allowed
1.4 km of hiking trails from parking lots to peaks
No water at Idaho Peak
Sandon to Idaho Peak and return – allow 4 hours
Drive Slowly and Carefully. ” – Tracks and trails.


“To get there, go to Sandon near New Denver and look for the sign in the heart of Sandon and follow the road up the hill.” –Tracks and trails


Fortunately we were in a four-wheel vehicle, as the road isn’t for the faint of heart. There isn’t a barrier on the sheer drop off and there are many places where
vehicles can’t pass each other, so that we had to reverse, till they could pass.

We did the trip on a Friday, but I think it can get very busy over the weekends.


When we got to the trailhead, there were a few cars parked, as most people hike to the peak from there, which is a two-hour return.  We didn’t have our hiking boots and gear, so we took in the lovely view and drove back down again.
Warning: Lightning Electrocution hazard!

The view was amazing.


“A former forestry lookout nestled above alpine basins and abundant wildflowers on a towering peak above Slocan Lake with a 360 degree view overlooking Valhalla Provincial Park and the Monashee and Selkirk Mountain ranges.” – Best Photos.


“Elevation: 2273 meters, 7457 feet”-Peak Bagger


There are some other lovely trails through the flowers.


Me feeling like Heidi in the Alps.


The wildflowers were beautiful.


Alpine flowers.


Flowers of Idaho Peak

Close-up of flower illustrations.

Idaho Peak’s Interpretive Signs.


The weather was perfect.


Going down was a bit easier, here is a view of one of the switchbacks.


One can see Sandon Ghost Town from here.


Idaho Peak (NAKUSP)

Idaho Peak by Lee Lau


Sandon Ghost Town


  1. Wow after the warning signs it’s a wonder anyone goes up at all. However worth every grey hair you got going up – especially the windflowers. Stunning.

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    • I wouldn’t like to go up there in the rain, never mind in a thunder-storm 😉
      It’s a wonder I haven’t worn out the carpet in the car from trying to brake yet.
      The wildflowers in B.C. was stunning this year, but they were pale in comparison with Idaho peak.


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