Missoula, Montana

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Top Chillin Spots in and near Missoula

  • Arlee, Montana

    Explore Ewam Garden of One Thousand Buddhas

    4.0
    Situated just north of Arlee, MT; the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas is not only extremely relaxing and absolutely beautiful, but it also aligns positive properties of the physical world in a sacred architectural arrangement based on the eight-spoked Dharma wheel. Visitors can relax and enjoy the...
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  • Victor, Montana

    Hike to Bear Creek Overlook

    5.0
    5 mi / 1160 ft gain
    At the start of your hike, stay to left and meander your way through a shaded forest of Douglas fir and lodgepole pine.  Your steady uphill climb features about two dozen switchbacks with pockets of vibrant wildflowers and a meadow of fallen trees near the rim.  At the top, you'll be greeted with...
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  • Victor, Montana

    Hike to Bear Creek Falls

    5.0
    3 mi / 400 ft gain
    The trailhead is well established with a small campground and bathroom facilities.The hike begins in dense forest and slowly climbs over Bear Creek through a canyon. You get your typical (but always beautiful!) Bitterroot scenery: jagged rocky mountains towering over you on each side.At 1.5 miles...
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  • Seeley Lake, Montana

    Hike to Crescent Lake

    9 mi / 1500 ft gain
    An hour drive north of the town of Seeley Lake Montana is the Glacier Lake Trailhead and the starting point for your hike. Glacier Lake Trailhead is a popular trailhead, and the parking lot can fill up quickly on hot summer weekends since it provides access to trails which lead to three different...
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  • Condon, Montana

    Hike to Morrell Falls

    4.0
    2.7 mi / 150 ft gain
    From the town of Seeley Lake, travel 0.5 mile north on Highway 83. Turn east (right) on Morrell Creek Road (small green street sign) which becomes Forest Service Road #477/Cottonwood Lakes Road, and travel 1.1 miles. Turn north (left) on West Morrell Road #4353 and travel about 6 miles. Turn east...
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  • Hamilton, Montana

    Hike to Mill Creek Falls

    4.5
    6 mi / 650 ft gain
    The trailhead is easily visible from the parking area and ascends into a narrow canyon surrounded by dense forest. Mill Creek is not much more than a trickle at the beginning, but slowly gets larger and follows the trail the entire hike. About a half mile in, cross the log bridge over Mill Creek....
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  • Condon, Montana

    Stand Up Paddle at Holland Lake

    5.0
    When you turn on Holland Lake Lodge road, follow the signs towards the lodge.  You will notice a sign that directs to a day use area, which is an option, but I prefer to continue to the very end of the dead end road.  There is parking and a vault toilet at the dead end along with a trailhead sign...
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  • Condon, Montana

    Climb Holland Peak

    11 mi / 5200 ft gain
    About 2 mi. south of Condon, MT, take Rumble Creek Road east to Cooney Lookout and park at the trailhead at 4550 ft. Follow the trail for about 1 mi. and after about 100 yards after the third bridge, look for a well worn trail heading up the hill side. Take this steep, hard-packed trail and follo...
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