Blue Mountain Lookout Deadman Ridge Trail is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Missoula, Montana that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from May until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
Nothing too awe inspiring but a great place to let the pup run around and enough crisscrossing trails to keep you entertained, spent about 2 hours there and had a great time.
Hiked on an overcast mid-October Sunday with the 9yr old kiddo and the pooch. It was beautiful.
Had a great time, only takes about 2-3 hours depending on how fast you are and it's a blast. All trails get to the top and all trails go down. Feel free to explore!
The 3.04 trail ends at a driveway. I turned back and made an interesting loop out of the the multiple trails that intersect this one. Take a picture of the map as you start to avoid getting lost.
Good views of Missoula. Lots of people and pets.
Just a Heads Up. Sara's track is accurate for the final leg of the climb to the Blue Mountain Lookout. The other uploaded tracks are in the Blue Mountain Main Corridor and Hayes Creek area. None of the tracks as of this posting show the actual Deadman's Ridge Trail. As soon as I can I will upload a track for the actual trail. It starts up near the lookout and ends at Hayes Creek. I have not ridden it yet but I understand it is a steep, loose, rocky tire shredder. Sounds like fun.