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Blue Mountain Recreational Area

#14 of 66 things to do in Missoula Features Animals
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Outdoor activities for all seasons!

I did not get to fully enjoy this as the weather turned rainy. However I did get to start a trail... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
Provincetown, Massachusetts
Open Space with Beautiful Views of Missoula

The trail system at Blue Mountain Recreation Area is awesome. You can take a short 30 minute loop... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2016
Randy S
Missoula, Montana, United States
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

I did not get to fully enjoy this as the weather turned rainy. However I did get to start a trail loop. A series of trails lace through the hills and back hills. The trails weave around allowing you to design your course. The recreation...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2016

The trail system at Blue Mountain Recreation Area is awesome. You can take a short 30 minute loop or extend your hike to hours. Open meadows at the base and timbered landscapes the higher you go in elevation. Pet friendly and dogs do not need...More

Thank Randy S
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Enjoyed getting out to stretch the legs and get some fresh air. There were miles of possible trails to take that ranged from easing walks to more strenuous hiking. Saw some amazing overviews of the city and surrounding areas.

Thank michelescribner
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Lengthy hike early on a Sunday morning on the Blue Mountain trails. Outstanding views of the Bitterroot and Clark Fork rivers, and panoramic view of Missoula. Very good opportunity for bird watching and only a few joggers, hikers, and dog walkers on the well maintained...More

Thank Daniel E
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Only 5-10 minutes by car from the city, this vast open area provides great views of the city, the river and the mountains. My dog absolutely loved hiking here. It is peaceful and usually, no matter how many cars are in the parking lot, you...More

Thank Shawn R
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Miles of trails, open meadows and wooded areas. Lots of friendly dogs/owners. We go all the time as it's so close. Wish everyone would clean up their own poops.

Thank tacocands
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Access to trails and river close to town. Easy for children and families to spend time in the outdoors without having to travel very far.

Thank bravofour
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Great hiking and mountain biking trails. Dog friendly, people friendly, family friendly........ Get outdoors. Lots of parking.

Thank Allen H
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Blue Mountain area is a true gem in Missoula County. Situated at the tail end of the Bitterroot Mountains, the trails criss-cross amid the rolling foothills below Lolo Peak. Ponderosa pines dot the sides of the hills covered in knee-high native grass. Every turn has...More

Thank Kittifer
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

We drove along Blue Mountain Rd, a little icy conditions. There is some outstanding spots views, no services along the road, not recommended at night in Winter (low mobile signal).

Thank lvenegasp
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