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Rattlesnake National Recreation Area & Wilderness

Rattlesnake National Recreation Area & Wilderness


lat: 46.966419 long: -113.871773

The Rattlesnake National Recreation Area and Wilderness is distinguished by mountain peaks, forested ridges, and breathtaking lakes.

Located four miles north of Missoula, The Rattlesnake National Recreation Area and Wilderness is home to 32,000-acres designated to wildlife and 28,000-acres designated to recreational area. Its roughly 73 miles of trails move through rolling hills filled by ponderosa pine, lodgepole pine, spruce, fir, and larch. Variety doesn’t only exist in the vegetation but also the animals that roam the area. Here you are able to spot osprey, hawks, eagles, deer, elk, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, wolves, mountain lions, black bears, grizzly bears, and moose.

The Rattlesnake National Recreation Area and Wilderness provides a range of actives that include hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, biking, XC skiing, and snowshoeing. With the 73-miles of trails, this open pace gives visitors a plethora of opportunities to choose from, from day trips to overnight trips.

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Missouri River Left

lat: 46.6822743 long: -111.8215701
Upper Hauser Lake to Missouri River

lat: 46.6822743 long: -111.8215701
Imnamatoon Road

lat: 46.59337 long: -114.61484
Eagle Creek to Hole in the Wall

lat: 47.8317525 long: -110.074063
Clearwater to Dunnigan Gulch

lat: 46.9502198 long: -113.3787584
Missouri River Right

lat: 46.6822743 long: -111.8215701
Rivers Edge Trail

lat: 47.517582 long: -111.2649299
Mcnamara to Bonner

lat: 46.9502198 long: -113.3787584
Tower Rock Trail

lat: 47.188617 long: -111.8101938
Hauser Hiking Trail

A trail starting at Hauser Dam and overlooking the Missouri River.

lat: 46.765794328365 long: -111.88708305359
Russell Gates to Clearwater River

lat: 46.9502198 long: -113.3787584
Old Buffalo Trail 2

lat: 46.9547545 long: -113.5255417
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