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Blue Mountain Recreation Area


  • Recreation Area
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.
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Mailing Address
Lolo National Forest
24 Fort Missoula Road
Missoula, MT 59804
Alternate Phone
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Special direction map

Special 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.