Missoula Montana Nature & Outdoors, Wilderness Areas

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Missoula, Montana is surrounded by wilderness areas and national forests. The Rattlesnake Wilderness Area begins on the edge of town and the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness area is just a few miles south of town. Within an hour's drive, you will find the Pintler, Mission Mountain and Welcome Creek Wilderness areas. The Lolo National Forest surrounds Missoula, which offers 1,800 miles of hiking trails. Missoula is truly the spot for anyone who enjoys the solitude and challenge of time in the wilderness.

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