12.6 miles
Distance
2,207 ft
Climb
-2,278 ft
Descent
4,570 ft
High Point

Listed as Black but is 90% Blue. This is a good tour of Blue Mtn with a little more than Basic Blue.

Detailed Description
Basic Blue Long Play is a 13 mile moderately popular expert route located near Missoula Montana. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 22 trails. This route climbs 2,207 ft with a max elevation of 4,570 ft then descends -2,278 ft.
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10 Reviews & Comments

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Shrreddoggin (Apr 5, 2021 at 19:01)
Trail Carcass
Riding great!
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Shrreddoggin (Apr 5, 2021 at 18:59)
Trail G.I. Joe
Loose in spots, but sun’s out guns out! Rode great today
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eweb53 (Apr 4, 2021 at 13:42)
Trail G.I. Joe
Dry and good to go
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pbdmtnbike1 (Mar 31, 2021 at 20:55)
Trail G.I. Joe
Too muddy, should give it a few days to keep drying
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Zguitar71 (Dec 21, 2020 at 5:15)
Trail Moto Line
Climbed from bottom to ten penny, very muddy, felt twice as steep from all the mud. If you get in a rut there is no getting out, had to hike part of it for the first time. Muddiest I’ve seen Blue Mt in a while.
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Zguitar71 (Dec 21, 2020 at 5:11)
Trail Hayes Creek
Very muddy. Top is snow/ice then the long south facing run is slick gooey mud. The entire mountain is muddy.
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Focusedinsanity (Aug 11, 2020 at 16:50)
Trail Hayes Creek
Tore up and dry, top to bottom. Moon dust and vacuum rocks waiting to suck the life out of your tires. Despite that, fast, flowy, and fun. Up top, be ready for some sweet little drops.
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DennBurg (Jul 23, 2017 at 16:58)
Fun area, shorter runs, but easy access and easy trails with lots of options.
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DennBurg (Jul 23, 2017 at 16:58)
Fun area, shorter runs, but easy access and easy trails with lots of options.
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DennBurg (Jul 23, 2017 at 16:58)
Fun area, shorter runs, but easy access and easy trails with lots of options.
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    2
More Stats for Basic Blue Long Play mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    3,220 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,292 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,219 ft
  • Grade
    -0.1%
  • Grade max
    -39.9%
  • Grade min
    62.2%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,281 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Prime climb
Dec 30, 2022 @ 9:36am
Dec 30, 2022
In pretty decent shape after the thaw. Would only ride when below freezing.
Moto Line
Dec 30, 2022 @ 9:35am
Dec 30, 2022
From Moto trailhead to Ten penny is a disaster. Lots of post holes in the snow, some areas melted to puddles then refrozen. It was a wild ride this morning.
Rocky Top
Dec 30, 2022 @ 9:34am
Dec 30, 2022
In decent shape after the warm up. Would only ride when below freezing. Some post holds but not to bad. Few icy spots.
Argillite Cliffs
Dec 30, 2022 @ 9:27am
Dec 30, 2022
Riding Great. Some icy sections.
Blue Mountain Main Corridor
Nov 18, 2022 @ 2:17pm
Nov 18, 2022
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