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    Missoula trails with the best views

    I'm going to propose to my gf in her hometown of Missoula. I'm pretty lucky since she rides mtb as well. So, I'm looking for a few trails in the Missoula area that offer awesome views for me to get down on a knee. I've ridden Snowbowl overlook on the trail to Stuart Peak, and that is an option, but what else do you have out there for me?

    I know fires and smoke are a big deal in the valley right now, but hopefully they won't in mid sept.

    Gracias

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    The view from Blue Point is pretty good but it's a 2-3 hr grind to the top.

    Also Sawmill gulch to the fenceline trail has great views to the west of Missoula.

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    I have pretty limited Missoula riding experience, but that sounds like a great idea; good luck and congratulations!
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    Take the deer creek sneak up to the Beacon and then descend on the west side down through pattee canyon and the Cox property to the Maurice street trailhead. The Beacon is the best view you can bike to from town.

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    how many miles is this loop?
    thanks

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    Bike Ride Profile | Morning Ride near Missoula | Times and Records | Strava

    I don't know if you can access it, but above is the my strava data from it. starting and ending near downtown it is about 25 miles with 3186 feet of elevation change. It's kind of a long (gated, dirt) road climb, but the descent is really fun.

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    Sheep Mountain or Mineral Peak probably have the best views you can mountain bike to. Also Point Six up by the Ski Area. Sheep and Mineral are both pretty remote backcountry rides though.

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