You love to hike through dense mountain forest while your pup loves to bark at woodland creatures, and Kootenai National Forest is the ideal travel destination for you both. Snowshoe peak, the highest point in the Kootenai National Forest, looks down on rugged terrain spreading out from the river valleys of the Kootenai and Clark Fork rivers. While the summit is a destination for winter adventure, in the summer, the peak lures hikers into wild territory inhabited by wildlife and lush flora. Located in northwestern Montana, the park surrounds several mountain ranges, including the Whitefish, Bitterroot, Cabinet, Salish, and Purcell ranges, dense with forest fed by heavy rainfall in the area. The precipitation also feeds Lake Koocanusa, which is tied off, 90 miles around, by the Libby Dam, and extends across the Canadian border. The verdant shores of the lake are filled with aspen, western white pine, Rocky Mountain juniper, and cottonwood, as well as huckleberries, ripe for picking in the summer. Elk, moose, and deer enjoy the fruits of the forest, as do four-legged visitors accompanied by their two-legged companions, who come from around the world to enjoy its natural splendor. To get a taste of nature’s candy, book a pet-friendly lakeside cabin or a lodge with an aerial view near Kootenai National Forest fit for both man and beast.