Missoula, Montana: The Garden City
Missoula is perfect blend of small town feeling and big city opportunities. Perfectly situated in the center of five valleys Missoula offers a huge variety of outdoor activities. Hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, whitewater rafting, and paragliding are just a few of the summer recreational activities. Winter activities are not in short supply with 2 local ski slopes and endless trails for snowshoeing and riding snow machines. The downtown scene and cultural events abound here. With music festivals, Museums, art shows, Missoula Children’s Theater and tons of great local dining there is rarely a dull weekend. Thanks to the University of Montana there is a continuous flow of culture and arts into this upbeat community. If you love college sports check out the Montana Grizzlies.
Need to relax? Check out the Cedar Creek Salon & Day Spa located in the Historic Downtown Wilma Building. Missoula loves community: Try the Clark Fork Market, the Missoula Farmer’s Market and the People’s Market all downtown every weekend in the summer. Missoula has community involvement: The extensive playground located next to the Carousel for Missoula was built in 9 days by over 4,000 volunteers in the Missoula community. Or check out the story behind the Brennan’s Wave Kayak Park located on the Riverfront Trail.
In short, no matter who you are, or what you like to do, you can find great adventure in Missoula, Montana!
Elevation: 3,209 ft
University: University of Montana
Home Team: Montana Grizzlies
Time Zone: Mountain Standard Time (UTC-7)
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Then… spend the day on the river with us!
We had 3 great days of float fishing on the Blackfoot, Clark Fork and the west fork of the Bitterroot. Doug Jones and his guides do a great job on the float providing a friendly and welcome atmosphere. Doug is a very experienced guide and knows how to put you on the fish regardless of your experience level.
I've been out with Doug in early and late spring, summer, and fall. There is more fishing available in his area than you can fish in a full week. Always a pleasure hanging out and learning/experiencing the day on the river with him. My wife and kids have all spent multiple trips in the past few years with Doug and I find him hands down the most enjoyable guide for all skill levels I have run into. I highly recommend Doug and Clear Creek Outfitters for anyone of any skill level to contact him in the Missoula and Craig areas of MT.
Several trips with Doug and Clear Creek Outfitters in the past two years and every one of them has been thoroughly enjoyed by myself, my wife, and my son! Nothing better than good fishing and good people in the Montana waters!
Great country, fishing, and friends! Thanks Doug