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Located in the Intermountain West mountain range, the Matterhorn is an impressive peak known for its majestic beauty and challenging climbing routes. With an elevation of approximately 14,692 feet (4,478 meters), this prominent mountain offers a thrilling adventure for experienced mountaineers. The Matterhorn's size and rugged terrain make it a popular destination for climbers seeking a thrilling challenge.

During the winter season, the Matterhorn experiences a substantial snowpack range. The snow accumulation varies depending on the year, but it typically starts in November and lasts until late spring. This makes it a prime location for backcountry skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts. The mountain's snowpack provides a source of runoff for nearby creeks and rivers, including the renowned Salmon River, further enriching the surrounding landscape.

The name Matterhorn has a fascinating historical background. It is believed to have been named by early European explorers who thought the mountain's shape resembled the famous Matterhorn peak located in the Alps. This similarity led to the adoption of the name for this mountain in the Intermountain West. While the Matterhorn in the Alps has its own lore and legends, the Matterhorn in the Intermountain West has its unique stories passed down among local communities. These tales often revolve around the mountain's challenging climbs and breathtaking vistas, adding to its allure for adventurers from around the world.

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Popular Camping Destinations

Camping Area Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
West Eagle 18 5,464 ft
Williamson 12 4,909 ft
Irondyke Forest Camp 6 5,210 ft
Turkey Flat Forest Camp 4 5,299 ft
Hurricane Creek 14 4,659 ft
Shady 13 5,537 ft
Fish Lake 19 6,681 ft
Two Pan 12 5,634 ft
Two Color 13 4,756 ft
Wallowa Lake State Park 210 4,493 ft