Missoula, Montana

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Top Photography Spots in and near Missoula

  • Florence, Montana

    Backpack the Sweeney Creek Trail

    14 mi / 2600 ft gain
    The hike into Duffy Lake was approximately 7 miles with ~2600' gain. The first mile or two is fairly steep, then it will wiggle up and down the mountain until it drops down into the drainage to the lake. You can hike to Holloway Lake too if the trail isn't completely covered in snow. Late spring ...
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  • 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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  • Lolo, Montana

    Backcountry Snowshoe and Snowboard near Lolo Pass

    1.0
    3 mi / 1250 ft gain
    For this trip, you want to head towards Lolo Pass, which is the landmark of the Idaho/Montana border on Highway 12. This highway's two main towns that it begins and ends at are Lolo, Montana and Lewiston, Idaho. If you are on the Montana side, Crooked Fork Road is just a mere 100 yards from the L...
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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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  • Philipsburg, Montana

    Hike the Hogback Ridge Trail

    11 mi / 5242 ft gain
    The trailhead is accessed at the Hogback Homestead. [GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):46.41056, -113.7019446°24'38"N, 113°42'7"W] Due to the isolated location of this trailhead, and the miles of rough dirt road that it takes to get there, you will more than likely have the place to yourself. Park ...
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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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  • Charlo, Montana

    Photograph The National Bison Range

    5.0
    The Bison Range is open year round, however, the road is mostly closed in the winter months, so the best times are the spring, summer or fall.The Range was established in 1908 to help preserve a natural population of the nearly extinct animal. Today, between 350-500 bison roam the hills.You will...
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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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  • 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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