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Blue Mountain Recreation Area

Blue Mountain Recreation Area


Blue Mountain Recreation Area East Zone is a day use area only; the area is closed 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Access to the Blue Mountain Recreation Area is free of charge
Pets allowed
lat: 46.823364 long: -114.138321

Exploring the Blue Mountain Recreation Area can be done in multiple different ways. This 4,900-acre area includes a trail network that expands 41-miles!

The trail system here at Blue Mountain involves trails for OHV, horse riding, foot traffic, mountain biking, disc golf, and winter activities. Blue Mountain Recreation Area catches the attention of locals and visitors due to its proximity to Missoula and its offers. From the top of Blue Mountain, you can look out to Missoula’s Valley, or face south to see the spectacular scenery of the Sapphire and Bitterroot Mountains. Don’t miss your chance to explore this magnificent recreational playground!

Blue Mountain Recreation Area is also home to the Blue Mountain Observatory. At all of the observatory events, the University of Montana astronomers and Western Montana Astronomical Association members will help you analyze what you are seeing, explore current discoveries, find constellations, and share star stories from different cultures. Make sure you make a reservation to lock your spot in so you have an opportunity to look through the telescopes and examine the night sky through the lens of astronomers!

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Lewis and Clark Pass

lat: 47.1427216 long: -112.4289137
Imnamatoon Road

lat: 46.59337 long: -114.61484
Lolo Trail to Nee Me Poo Trail #40

lat: 46.58654 long: -114.73281
Old Buffalo Trail 1

lat: 46.9547545 long: -113.5255417
Antelope Wilderness to James Kipp Landing

lat: 47.6274434 long: -108.6934195
Clearwater to Dunnigan Gulch

lat: 46.9502198 long: -113.3787584
Rogers Pass

lat: 47.0763322 long: -112.370577
Clearwater to Dunnigan Gulch


lat: 46.9505625 long: -113.5433125
James Kipp Landing

lat: 47.6276519 long: -108.6854877
Missouri River Right

lat: 46.6822743 long: -111.8215701
Mcnamara to Bonner

lat: 46.9502198 long: -113.3787584
Tower Rock Trail

lat: 47.188617 long: -111.8101938
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