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With elevations ranging from 2,500 to 7,000 feet and plenty of winter snows, Priest Lake is one of the best places in the state for snowmobiling. Winter’s carpet of white can take snowmobilers to places few others will ever see at this time of year. Riders can reach many of the peaks in the Selkirk range and access spectacular views of the high country in winter.

“Priest Lake is an all around great destination for snowmobilers. You’ve got a fantastic trail system of over 400 miles that circumvents the forest and goes around one of the prettiest lakes in Idaho. There’s not another trail system I can think of that goes completely around one of our largest lakes. You can take a trail ride and stay on groomed maintained trails for 8 or 9 hours fueling up halfway and see the lake from 360 degrees. It’s spectacular.”
         --Steve Frost-Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation

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