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Summer Adventures Abound in Missoula

Adventures in MissoulaAre you into trying new things and want to go on exciting adventures?  Then Missoula is the destination for you!  Whether your adventure is a simple hiking trip into the wilderness, or something a bit more extreme and adrenaline-fueled, you will definitely find what you’re looking for here.  When you’re done with your adventures for the day, Missoula’s a great place to relax.  Missoula’s reputation as a hip and trendy, yet laid back destination, is perfect for adventurous couples and thrill-seekers alike.  Unwind with a delicious, cold craft beer, enjoy a locally-sourced meal, or take in some vibrant and local live music.  When it’s time to rest and prepare for your next adventure, the Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast offers the finest accommodations in Missoula.  Book your stay with us today!  

Pick Your Adventures

Located in Montana’sNorthern Rockies, Missoula has earned it’s reputation a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts.  Our resplendent natural beauty is a major attraction, and provides the perfect backdrop for your vacation to our beautiful corner of the world.  Whether you’re into silent sports like birding, fishing, and hiking, or something a little more adventurous like biking or rafting, we have some suggestions on how to best enjoy Missoula.  Use this as a starting point as you plan your next adventures.

  • Missoula has some great mountain biking and road biking, depending on your preference.  There are so many varieties of trails and connections, that Missoula has been named a gold level bike-friendly city.  There are several great biking trails in the area, including the Bitterroot Trail, the Kim Williams Nature Trail, and the Clark Fork Riverfront Trail.  The 7-mile stretch of the Bitterroot Trail, known locally as the Missoula to Lolo connection, is one of our favorites.  It parallels highway 93, which provides an excellent connection for bikers between our Inn and downtown Missoula.
  • The beautiful natural areas surrounding Missoula are great for birding.  The best places in the area for birding include Kelly Island, Lee Metcalf Wildlife Refuge, Maclay Flat/Blue Mountain Road, the Kim Williams Trail, and along the Clark Fork River.
  • Hiking in Missoula is a favorite pastime for visitors and locals.  There are so many wonderful trails to explore, and for many of them you don’t have to travel far.  The Mount Sentinel “M” trail is by far the most popular, but other favorites include the Blue Mountain Nature Trail, Hellgate Canyon Trail, Lolo Peak Trail, and the Maclay Flat Interpretive Trail.
  • Summer Adventures in Missoula, MontanaKayaking and Standup Paddle Boarding are popular activities on the lakes and rivers around Missoula.  The Clark Fork River in downtown Missoula is a great place to start.  It even features Brennan’s Wave for adventurous paddlers.  Another popular destination for a laid back paddle is Frenchtown Pond State Park.
  • If you’re seeking an all-out thrill, then we recommend you go whitewater rafting.  It’s a must to go with an experienced outfitter, though, because the rivers are cold and the waters swift.  Experts seeking their own whitewater adventure love Alberton Gorge.
  • If there’s one thing that is symbolic of Montana, it’s fishing; especially trout fishing.  A River Runs Through It was, after all, filmed in the area.  Not only that, but Missoula has been named one of the top 10 towns for trout fishing in the country.  The three most popular rivers for rishing are the Blackfoot River, the Bitterroot River, and the Clark Fork River.  Rock Creek is another place famous for its blue ribbon trout.  Local lakes, such as Flathead Lake, Frenchtown Pond State Park, Georgetown Lake, Placid Lake State Park, Seeley Lake and Salmon Lake State Park are also excellent places to try out your fishing skills.  Make sure you check licensing and regulations before you head out on your next adventure.

The best way to enjoy these incredible adventures in Missoula is with an experienced outfitter.  Destination Missoula has a comprehensive listing of the best outfitters in the area.  Once you’ve decided what it is you want to do, book your room at our Missoula Bed and Breakfast today.

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