Chipmunk Rapids Cross Country Skiing

The 38th most popular XC Ski in Idaho.

North of Priest River in the Panhandle National Forest, the Chipmunk Rapids area has 17 km of cross-country track following a National Recreation Trail that are groomed intermittently. The cross country ski trailhead is located 21 miles north of Priest River on SR57.

Overall, Chipmunk Rapids is the 38th most popular cross country ski area of all 43 Nordic ski destinations in Idaho.


Local Contact(s):  PNF (208) 752-1221; Idaho Tourism (800) 635-7820; Priest Lake Tourism (888) 774-3785.

Recommended Book:  "Basic Cross-Country Skiing" from J Scott McGee

Best Season:  Dec. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  Priest Creek State Park (208) 443-2200

Luxury Loding:  Elkins Lodge (208) 443-2432; Hill s Resort (208) 443-2551

Breakfast Restaurant:  Inn At Priest Lake (208) 443-4066

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  7/15/2016

ID:  7229


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