Merriam Lake

Mackay, Idaho

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Merriam is one of Idaho’s most beautiful lakes, set in a large cirque and dominated by Mount Idaho, at 12,065 feet, Idaho’s seventh-tallest peak.
Backpacking Idaho

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Backpacking Idaho

by Ralph and Jackie J. Maughan and Luke Kratz (Falcon Guides)

Merriam is one of Idaho’s most beautiful lakes, set in a large cirque and dominated by
Mount Idaho, at 12,065 feet, Idaho’s seventh-tallest peak.

© 2015 Ralph and Jackie J. Maughan and Luke Kratz/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Mackay
Distance: 4
Elevation Gain: 1,430 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 2 days
Season: Mid-July–late September
Trailhead Elevation: 8,160 feet
Top Elevation: 9,590 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Challis Ranger District; (208) 879-4100
Local Maps: USGS Burnt Creek, Elkhorn Creek, and Leatherman Peak ID
Driving Directions: Directions to Merriam Lake

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