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Catch the Best Sunrise in Idaho on Mt. Roothaan

Step up your winter camping game and reap the rewards.

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In Idaho, sometimes you don’t even have to leave the car to reach unbelievable views, but if you’re willing to bundle up and put in a little extra effort, you’ll have the best seat in the house for a stunning sunset and sunrise.

Photo: Nick Lake

Photo: Nick Lake

Mt. Roothaan is in the Selkirk Mountains of northern Idaho and flies under the radar compared to some of the more popular areas in the southern part of the state. Despite its relatively unknown status, the scenery is gorgeous.

Photo: Nick Lake

Photo: Nick Lake

It’s not an easy destination to reach and you’ll want to bring your winter backpacking gear, including snowshoes, ice axe, and crampons. This is a great spot for anyone looking to step up their winter camping game to the next level. Check out this adventure to learn all the details you need to make it happen.

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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