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Blue Mountain Recreation Area

Blue Mountain Recreation Area

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Blue Mountain Recreation Area East Zone is a day use area only; the area is closed 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
406.329.3750
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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South Shore Trail

lat: 47.534344 long: -111.2047707
Coal Banks Landing to Eagle Creek

lat: 48.0338635 long: -110.2279854
Beaver Creek to Hauser Lake

lat: 46.6822743 long: -111.8215701
Old Buffalo Trail 1

lat: 46.9547545 long: -113.5255417
St Lawrence Creek Fishing Access

lat: 45.7109992 long: -111.0506995
Antelope Wilderness to James Kipp Landing

lat: 47.6274434 long: -108.6934195
Judith Landing to Woodhawk Wilderness

lat: 47.7400888 long: -109.6276312
Missouri River Left

lat: 46.6822743 long: -111.8215701
Eagle Creek to Hole in the Wall

lat: 47.8317525 long: -110.074063
Blackfoot River Beginning

lat: 46.9502198 long: -113.3787584
Rogers Pass

lat: 47.0763322 long: -112.370577
James Kipp Landing

lat: 47.6276519 long: -108.6854877
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