9 miles
Distance
1,849 ft
Climb
-1,848 ft
Descent
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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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Out & Back
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Ridelogs
    16
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
    -39.223%
  • Grade min
    39.223%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,319 ft
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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

traildateconditiondescription
Golf Course
Aug 6, 2018 @ 6:41pm
Aug 6, 2018
Nice trail to take back down instead of the fire road
Mo Z
Aug 6, 2018 @ 6:41pm
Aug 6, 2018
The climb is 100% worth it. Save enough energy to do it at least twice.
Chopsticks
Aug 3, 2018 @ 7:42am
Aug 3, 2018
Tapout
Jun 28, 2018 @ 4:59pm
Jun 28, 2018
Cox to Pattee Jt.
Jun 28, 2018 @ 4:59pm
Jun 28, 2018
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