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Holiday Hills (Washington)

Holiday Hills are a group of mostly treeless, loam[1] hills in Spokane County, Washington, at the foothills of the Selkirk Range. Originally the hills were unnamed, but a resort opened on Carlson Hill, and eventually the hill became known as "Holiday Hill"[2]. Eventually the name "Holiday Hills" was used to refer to the surrounding hills as a whole. Eventually the name spread to local businesses, and when the resort, and other businesses eventually closed down, the hills retained their names[3]. The hills are situated immediately to the east of the adjacent Saltese Flats. The western slopes of Holiday Hills are known as the Saltese Uplands.

Holiday Hills
Highest point
PeakCarlson Hill
Elevation2,664 ft (812 m)
Coordinates47°39′01″N 117°07′14″W / 47.65018°N 117.1205°W / 47.65018; -117.1205Coordinates: 47°39′01″N 117°07′14″W / 47.65018°N 117.1205°W / 47.65018; -117.1205
Length3.5 mi (5.6 km) NS
Width1.5 mi (2.4 km) EW
Area4.4 sq mi (11 km2)
CountryUnited States
Parent rangeSelkirk Mountains
Borders onThe Saltese Flats, The Spokane Valley and Liberty Lake
Type of rockGneiss
Panorama of the treeless Holiday Hills looking east from Eagle Peak.


  1. ^ "Web Soil Survey". United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2017-03-16.
  2. ^ "Highlights of Liberty Lake Community History". The City of Liberty Lake. Retrieved 2017-04-08.
  3. ^ "Holiday Hills Dreams End In Pile Of Ashes Big Plans For Valley Resort Never Realized". Spokesman Review. Retrieved 2017-04-08.