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Calispell Peak is a prominent mountain between the Pend Oreille River on the east and the Colville River on the west. Calispell is the 30th most prominent peak in Washington with 3,635 feet of prominence and is located 14 miles northeast of Chewulah. There is a 4WD road that goes to the summit to reach the radio towers. The summit area is above the main tree line. With the road up there, it feels quite unique for a Washington mountain to be that high on a road.
Distance: Drive Up
Elevation Gain: 0 feet
Summit Elevation: 6,855 feet
From Highway 20, north of Northport and the small town of Cusick, find the Tacoma Creek Road. This road goes past the USAF Survival School. Just past the school is Calispell Peak Road, which winds for several miles up to the top. Use a map, there are many side roads. It can get rough in places but one person I know pushed his family van to the summit!
Just before the final hairpin turn
Near the summit looking south
One last patch of snow forced me to hike the last 1/4 mile
On the summit
View from the summit