Snowmobiling in Priest Lake Basin

Snowmobiling Priest Lake Idaho
Snowmobiling at Priest Lake, Idaho

Priest Lake has earned a reputation as a spectacular winter vacation destination, but without the crowds. Typical early snowfall, perfect powder, a preponderance of sunny days, breathtaking terrain and outfitters that cater to snowmobilers all add up to one thing: Priest Lake Basin is a snowmobiler’s paradise. More than 400 miles of groomed trails suited to all levels of experience just add to the allure.

Most resorts at Priest Lake open right onto the trail system for door-to-trail action. Trails are located on state or federal service roads at elevations ranging between 2,500 to 7,000-plus feet. The terrain includes open ridges, forests and snowy bowls. Area businesses offer snowmobile trail maps, so be sure to pick one up before you head out.

To plan your Priest Lake snowmobile getaway, visit There, you’ll find hotels, restaurants and snowmobile rental companies―everything you’ll need to make the most of a winter vacation at Priest Lake.

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