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.