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Blue Mountain Recreation Area

Missoula Montana

Listing Type: National Forest Day Area
City: Missoula Montana
Region: Glacier Country

Blue Mountain Recreation Area has diversified use. There are ATV and motorcycle trails, horse and foot only trails, mountain biking trails, a handicapped access overlook, an accessible interpretive trail, and toilet at the Maclay Flat site. Above the recreation area is an active fire lookout and the Graves Range Trail for 4X4 driving. Brochures that define the area and activities are the Blue Mountain Brochure and the Missoula Trails brochure. The area includes the Maclay Flat Interpretive Trail which provides a mile and a half of accessible trail along the Bitterroot River.

Directions: The Recreation Area is located just two miles southwest of Missoula. Take Highway 93 south to Blue Mountain Road. The first trailhead is 1 mile up that road. The next left is the Lookout Road, 365 and the next right is the Maclay Flat Area.

Blue Mountain Recreation Area
Lolo National Forest, Missoula, MT 59804

  • Hiking
  • Motorcycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Nature Area
  • Horseback Riding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Mountain Biking
  • Picnicking
  • Trail

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