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5 Must-Do Winter Trails near Priest Lake

Priest Lake is home to miles of splendid beauty in Idaho. Majestic mountains, countless towering alpine trees, a glistening lake, and other serene sights reside there. In the summer, you’re surrounded by this vibrant greenery when exploring, but as winter rolls around, the area glows as the snow begins to fall. The winter trails near Priest Lake make for exciting snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling adventures. So, get ready for a fantastic experience in the snow with the best winter trails during your Priest Lake winter getaway!

Beaver Creek Campground

The Beaver Creek Campground Trail can be accessed in the northwest Priest Lake area. During the winter, you can snowmobile through this snowy area and get an excellent viewpoint of the lake and the highest peaks of the mountains.

Chipmunk Rapids

Chipmunk Rapids is one of the most underrated spots to cross-country ski near Priest Lake! This scenic loop trail can be accessed from Priest Lake Information Center. When hiking this trail, you’ll travel along Kaniksu Marsh and Priest River, both with the Selkirk Mountains as a snowy backdrop!

Hanna Flats

Hanna Flats is known for being a terrific cross-country ski hub, and for a good reason! This trail is relatively flat, making cross-country skiing in the snow more relaxed. In addition, the unique sights of the old-growth cedars really stand out in the snow-covered ground!

Lakeview Mountain

Amazing sights of Priest Lake and countless towerless trees can be seen when hiking through Lakeview Mountain. This is an advanced snowshoe trip with elevation gain, but worth the journey for the majestic view once you reach the top to see northern Idaho’s winter beauty.

Granite Falls

Take on the Roosevelt Grove trail this winter and discover the unique beauty of Granite Falls. This area stands out during this time of year! This area can be accessed by snowmobiling, then hiking North Fork Granite Creek to the beautiful towering upper and lower Granite Falls sights.

Book Your Winter Cabin at Elkins Resort

Enjoy everything winter has to offer in Priest Lake with a stay at Elkins Resort. Whether you are looking for a romantic couple’s retreat or space for a large family vacation, our Priest Lake cabins are just what you’ve been looking for. Choose from 30 cedar cabins, ranging in size from studios to six bedrooms, each featuring the comforts of modern amenities and beautiful views of Northern Idaho. Picture-worthy spots in Priest Lake will be right outside your door! So, what are you waiting for? Book your winter vacation with Elkins Resort today!