Northwest Peaks Scenic Area
Located in the Kootenai National Forest in Montana.
The Northwest Peaks Scenic Area encompasses 19,100 acres. At the NW corner of the Kootenai National Forest, close to both the Canadian and Idaho borders, the Northwest Peaks Scenic Area is reached by Forest roads extending from U.S. Highway 2 and State Highway 508. Part of the Selkirk Range, lofty peaks and deep valleys provide primitive recreation opportunities. There are only a few miles of trail, and unpredictable weather at high elevations during spring and fall seasons limit early and late season use to only the most hardy. Alpine forests, lakes and rocky mountain peaks are similar in landscape to the other special areas on the Forest. Tallest of these Mountains are Northwest Peak at 7,705 feet and Davis Mountain at 7,583 feet. The Northwest Peak Trail offers scenic views of the upper West Fork Yaak River drainage and a panoramic view of the surrounding area at its crest.
For further information contact:
Kootenai National Forest
506 US Highway 2 West
Libby, MT 59923
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication
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