There are many options for groomed and ungroomed cross country skiing in the Missoula area.

Groomed Trails

Pattee Canyon Recreation Area

  • Parking for groomed trails is located at the top of Pattee Canyon Road

Lolo Pass

Lubrecht Forest

See Missoula Nordic for more information on groomed trails, events and races in the Missoula area.


Popular, but ungroomed, trails

Pattee Canyon Recreation Area

  • Crazy Canyon is a popular, dog-friendly ski accessed from Pattee Canyon Road
  • Deer Creek Sneak is another solid, dog-friendly ski

Blue Mountain Recreation Area

Deer Creek Sneak

Rattlesnake Recreation Area

  • The corridor is a lovely, flat ski