You'll be off the beaten path but not TOO far. Halfway between Sandpoint and Libby in the Kaniksu National Forest, you'll find the Cabinet Mountains.

The area was sculpted by glaciers and has steep, tree lined slopes and rocky cliffs that are better suited for mountain goats than humans. (Unless that's what you're looking for!)

You'll find the Cabinet Mountains about 75 miles west of the Continental Divide and there are several routes to get there.

According to Charlie Clough at Backpacker,com:

  • Massive, shelflike rocks framing a spectacular gorge on the Clark Fork River inspired early French-Canadian trappers, who named it the Cabinet Gorge.
  • The rugged mountain range to the east, towering 5,000 feet above the plunging torrent, thus became known as the Cabinets.

Take a peek below at the panoramic time lapse by Robert Hosea!

Definitely worth Google Mapping!