Snowmobiling

Home of the Montana Snowmobile Association, Missoula and its surrounding areas offers an abundance of snowmobiling opportunities, most notably the Lolo Pass trail system and the Garnet Ghost Town trail system.

The Missoula Snowgoers, a local snowmobiling organization, is responsible for grooming over 500 miles of snowmobile trails, in these two popular areas and others.

The Lolo Pass trail system southwest of Missoula boasts over 250 miles of regularly groomed trails as well as ungroomed snowmobiling terrain that extends across the border into Idaho. There is a fee parking lot located at the Montana/Idaho pass and there are sledding areas close by for the kids. There is also free parking at the Lolo Hot Springs Resort with dining, swimming, cabins and snowmobile rentals available.

Snow Ghost Mountain. Photo by Dave Lapham.

The Garnet Ghost Town trail system area consists of a 116-miles of terrain that have been opened to snowmobilers and skiers about 30 miles east of Missoula. The area resides in exquisitely scenic surroundings with spectacular views of the Blackfoot Valley, the Mission Mountains, the Bob Marshall Wilderness, and the Pintler Range.

For snowmobilers looking for a group of like-minded adventurists, the Missoula Snowgoers might be the group for you. Formed in the late 1970’s by snowmobile enthusiasts, the groups serves as a unified voice for people who have a common interest in snowmobiling and enjoy fun and exciting snowmobiling activities in the Missoula area.

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