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LUNCH PEAK LOOKOUT, ID
part ofIdaho Panhandle National Forests, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Fri Jul 17 2015 Season Dates
OverviewLunch Peak lookout offers breathtaking views of Cabinet Mountain Wilderness, the Selkirk Mountains and Lake Pend Oreille. Located in the Cabinet Mountains, 35 miles northeast of Sandpoint, Idaho, the lookout sits at 6, 414 ft. Guests can enjoy easy access to Pend Oreille Divide Trail.
The lookout is remote and rustic with no heat, furnishings, water or cooking facilities. This basic structure lets visitors experience the feeling of "roughing it" while enjoying the cozy shelter and incredible views of the mountains and valleys below.
The lookout is located northeast of Sandpoint, Idaho and Lake Pend Oreille at an elevation of 6,414 feet.
The Pend Oreille Divide Trail #67 starts just below the lookout and is suitable for hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking. It follows ridge lines for much of its length and offers great views in all directions.
The 15'x15' cabin was remodeled in 2002 and sits atop a high cinder block foundation. No water or heat is provided. The lookout has limited furnishings which include a table and storage cabinet. A modern vault toilet is located at the Pend Oreille Divide trailhead, 300 feet away.
The last four miles of the access road is rough in spots and high clearance vehicles are recommended.
The closest convenience store and fuel is located in Hope, Idaho, approximately 20 miles or a one hour drive.
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Know Before You GoBring the combination to the lock box with you. The lock box is located on the back door. Once you open the lock box, you will find a key to the front door of the lookout. Please note: the combination to the lock box will be in your confirmation letter. High clearance vehicles are recommended. The last 4 miles of the access road has some rough spots.
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Sandpoint take Hwy 200 east 12 miles to Trestle Creek Road; turn left onto Trestle Creek Road #275 and go 12 miles to Lunch Peak Road #1091; turn left onto Road 1091 and go 4 miles to the lookout.
Mailing Address:LUNCH PEAK LOOKOUT
1602 Ontario Street
SANDPOINT ID 83864
Phone Number:Information: (208)263-5111
Office hours: M-F
8:00am to 5:00pm. Closed weekends and holidays.