Rain or shine, snow or hail, local dogs can be found walking their owners around the extensive trail network at Blue Mountain Recreation Area. The view from the trailhead also offers humans a sweeping vista of the Missoula Valley, and on a clear day it’s easy to see the shiny peaks of Ch-paa-qn, Mount Sentinel and Mount Jumbo glimmering in the distance. But four-legged friends are more likely to be excited about the 41 miles of trails criss-crossing through 4,900 acres of open meadows and forested mountainside. At Blue Mountain, there’s always something exciting and new for our best friends to sniff.
Finalists, Best Place to Walk Dogs
2. Riverfront Trails
3. Jacob’s Island Bark Park