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Sex Peak. Lookout Rental

Kootenai National Forest

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Summary

Sex Peak Lookout is a rustic retreat situated in the Rocky Mountains offering breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding areas. Guests can explore the area by hiking or mountain biking on old logging roads, and can pick wild berries during the summer. The lookout is equipped with beds, wood stove and other amenities, but guests are responsible for bringing necessary supplies and packing out their own trash. Nature lovers will appreciate the diverse wildlife in the Kootenai National Forest.

Overview

Sex Peak Lookout is situated in the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 5,772 feet in the Kootenai National Forest. The original lookout was constructed in the early 1920s and replaced by the current lookout in 1948.

The peak was named by I.V. Anderson, an early forester, and Harry Baker, supervisor of what was then Cabinet National Forest. It is rumored that they named the peak after their topic of conversation at the time.

The lookout is typically open from late June through mid-October and is accessible by car. This rustic retreat offers a few amenities, but guests should pack in most of their own supplies and gear.

Recreation

Old logging roads provide a way for hikers and mountain bikers to explore the area. Wild berries ripen in the area during the summer, inviting berry pickers.

Facilities

The 14x14-ft. lookout has windows on all sides and is encircled by a catwalk. The cabin sleeps 4 people and is equipped 2 twin size beds with mattresses. Other amenities include a table, chair, bench, a wood stove for heat, broom and dustpan.

Firewood is provided. An outhouse with vault toilet and a campfire ring are located outside.

The lookout does not have electricity or water. Guests should being enough water for drinking, cooking and washing.

Items such as a cook stove, cooking gear, bedding, lanterns or flashlights, matches, extra toilet paper, first aid supplies, trash bags, dish soap, towels and an ice chest are not available. Guests are expected to pack out their trash and clean the cabin before leaving.

Natural Features

The lookout sits on a mound of rocks surrounded by evergreen forest. It offers panoramic views of Clarks Fork Valley, the Bitterroot Mountains to the west and the Cabinet Range to the east. This is an ideal vantage point to enjoy sunrises and sunsets and gaze out at starry skies on clear nights.

Kootenai National Forest supports populations of deer, elk, moose, grizzly and black bears, wolves and mountain lions (bear safety). A variety of smaller mammals and birds can also be found.
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