Squaw Butte from the east
Towering above the small town of Sweet Idaho, Squaw Butte is a prominent north/south running ridge with a dramatic east face. Visiting a friend in Sweet, I suggested my need to climb the Squaw so I was given the "Sweet and Squaw Butte Tour". In spring, this area is quite scenic with green hillsides and snow covered summits. The summit has an impressive fire lookout equipped with AC units and other lavish items other towers could only dream of. A public road leads to the summit although a spring ascent will force a hike out of you as it did my party of 8.

Squaw Butte

Elevation Gain: Drive-up
Summit Elevation: 5,894 feet
Access rating: Level 2
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Access:

From Emmett, go north on 52, continue north on Van Dussen Road to Butte Road, go 2 miles east to a cattle guard, turn left and drive up. Other access points are from the Black Canyon Dam and Butte Road out of Sweet.
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To Van Dussen Road
To Black Canyon Dam
To Sweet
View east over Sweet Idaho
Summit stuff
Looking north to the lower summits
Just a bit more to the summit
Walking the road with the summit in view
Our group of 8
Our assault on Squaw Butte
On the lookout tower