PATTEE CANYON SOUTHSIDE SKI TRAILS
Elevation gain: 100 feet (from 4,100 feet to 4,200 feet)
Dogs: Not allowed during ski season
Designed specifically for cross-country skiing and groomed by the Missoula Nordic Ski Club, these are some of Missoula's best ski trails.
The main loop is 2.4 miles long, but three cut-off routes allow you to ski a shorter distance. For a more challenging outing, try one of the ungroomed trails that connect with the main loop.
Dog owners take note: to maintain a good skiing surface, your pet isn't allowed on these groomed trails during ski season.
Because they gain only 100 feet in elevation, these are also good trails for an easy summer or fall hike, horseback ride or bike ride.