Ch-paa-qn Peak (pronounced “cha pa kwin”) is the highpoint of a long ridge known as Reservation Divide just west of Missoula, MT. Because of its close proximity to Missoula Cha-paa-qn is somewhat of an icon of the area, being one of the tallest peaks around, and is a popular hike for locals. It’s a relatively simple, no-nonsense hike which follows the Reservation Divide trail west through the forest followed by a short, off-trail talus scramble up Ch-paa-qn’s southern flank. Getting to the trailhead requires a long and tedious drive from the interstate but the roads are in decent shape. There is a second, comparable route which comes in from the west along the Sleeping Woman Trail but there are conflicting reports on the condition of the trail.