9 miles
1,849 ft
-1,848 ft
4,733 ft
High Point

This is a good intermediate intro ride for the lower Pattee Canyon. It's not super long on mileage, but the climb is stiff, so beware. It's also lollipop shaped, so you'll use some of the same trails climbing and descending. Sections of the climb are tough (especially the lower Mo Z trail), but if you stick with it the climb gets easier as you go up. The loop at the end of the route takes you to the top of Chopsticks for a super fun, fast, and loose descent back down. The final descent on the bermed out Mo Z Trail is also a blast with good views to boot. This is a heavily used multi-use trail area, so be respectful of other users.

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  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Route Type
    Out & Back
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Ridelogs
More Stats for MTBM - Lower Pattee Canyon Blue Route mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    3,209 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,209 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,209 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,319 ft
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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
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Crazy Canyon
Crazy Canyon
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Sep 23, 2014
Riding and filming on the crazy canyon trail outside of Missoula MT

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Jun 9, 2018 @ 2:49pm
Jun 9, 2018
Who is the jackass who took the 2 rocks out on the sharp left handed at the bottom of the hill? Just because you can’t manage a couple rocks without slowing down doesn’t mean the rest of us cant. Despicable.
Mo Z
May 14, 2018 @ 6:43pm
May 14, 2018
Black Bear
May 14, 2018 @ 6:42pm
May 14, 2018
Apr 26, 2018 @ 3:20pm
Apr 26, 2018
Dry at the top, but once you get closer to the creek bed there’s some pretty muddy spots. One muddy spot had some very small logs in the much but no problem to hop over them or ride around. Overall it’s riding great
Cox to Pattee Jt.
Apr 25, 2018 @ 10:26am
Apr 25, 2018
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