SELKIRK MOUNTAINS

Chimney Rock from the south.

The Selkirk mountains begin on Mica Peak west of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and extend north, paralleling the Idaho/Washington border for more than 100 miles, into Canada. These mountains, which are up to 30 miles wide in places, surround the Priest Lake basin. The Selkirk peaks are formed of granite from the Kaniksu Batholith and Spokane Dome granite and Precambrian rocks from the Belt Supergroup series. The name “Kaniksu Range” is sometimes used to identify the mountains west of the Priest Lakes; the central crest is sometimes known as the “Priest Range.”

Chimney Rock is the best know Idaho Selkirk but there are lot other peaks worth your attention like Harrison Peak and Lions Head.

There is a newer guidebook covering a number of Idaho Selkirk peaks:Climber’s Guide to North Idaho and the Cabinet Wilderness By¬†Thaddeus Laird

Selkirk Range from Mount Pend Oreille.

Selkirk Range from Mount Pend Oreille.

Chimney Rock from the south.

Chimney Rock from the south.

Mountain Range: Selkirk Mountains

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