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Snowbowl Overlook

Average Rating:    (4.83 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 6

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Latitude
46.92025531537451
Longitude
-113.9501953125
Trail Directions
Take Van buren street up to the rattlesnake rec. area. Once you pass the first main trail head keep climbing up the road until it opens up into a large meadow (you can also ride a singletrack trail on the right side of the road, it's cool). Once your in the meadow keep going up the dirt road until you see your first turn off to the right. Start climbing! Once you've gone up and up and up you need to be looking to the left for a sign that says Stuart peak. Thats when the climb gets to be a serious climb for about .7 miles. Then your there. These directions are proably horrible but just ask some bikin' dudes in missoula and they'll point you in the right direction.
Trail Length
miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Missoula
   


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Review Date
June 7, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: N Rogers ,  Racer

Summary:
Ok here is the Real truth - This one is a killer any way you slice it. Another review I read calling this the "Trail of tears is not kidding". It will kick your..... It is climb after climb after climb ! However once you get there the views are to die for.

Recommended Route:
Here are accurate directions !
Starting from the Sawmill Gulch trailhead go straight on the doubletrack until you reach a split.Take trail 24.0 to the top of the hill.This is letter (R) on map. Good place to take a quick break >Bear left and see another sign letter(S) on map Stewart Peak Curry Gulch Take 24.4 towards Stewart Peak. Eventually after yet another climb you will reach a T intersection and see letter(O) saying 24.5 - Go to the right again toward Stewart Peak, another climb ! You will pass where 24.3 hits the top of the hill, and see another sign saying Sawmill Gulch Stewart Peak > and trail changes to 24.1 This is where it gets killer steep till you get to the intersection where the Ravine trail cuts in from Grant Creek.Keep climbing (and crying) until you see 24.1 cut right and see a trail going off on the left sharply uphill to an outcrop. This is the Overlook. You can go back and leave here RT/ toward Grant creek and take any trails back downhill - or Left/ keep going 24.1 tpward Stewart peak and eventually the Wilderness boundry Trail changes to (517) or bail out back down the Stewart Peak trail back to the main trailhead.Fun to Bomb down !

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Leave Overlook on 24.1 to Stewart Peak - and Wilderness Boundry.
Other Rattlesnake trails >Woods Gulch, Spring Gulch Trails, Wallman trail, Sheep Mountain trail. Main trail to Franklin and on to Wilderness boundry (my fav) 30 mi round trip.



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Review Date
June 16, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Kevin , from Missoula, MT

Summary:
This trail offers some great single-track descending. The climb is kind of tough, but very worth it. The downhill has both steep, technical sections and more wide-open sections you can fly on.

Recommended Route:
There are a number of different ways to get up to the top from the start. My favorite is up Sawmill Gulch. Take your firsr right and start climbing. At the next fork take a left and climb. Eventually you will get to a real steep short climb on your left. At the top of that follow signs for Stuart Peak and stay pretty much on the most widely used trail. Start going down after a great lookout of Snowbowl.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Dead Mans Ridge. Other trails at Blue Mountain. Jumbo to Woods Gulch, and others in the Rattlesnake



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Review Date
April 9, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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1.00 of 5, 4.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Jay Stone , from Missoula, MT

Summary:
Logan dos druggs dont do druggs logan.

Recommended Route:
Just take the road that goes to kindegarten and follow it all the way to the Book-Mobile.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Your mother's happy trail.



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Review Date
July 27, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: tim , from nj

Summary:
what a climb, keeps going and going. the view at the top makes the pain go away Down is long and fast watch out for the water logs.

Recommended Route:
just go to the rattlesnake and follow the signs

Other recommended trails in the same area:
haven't found any i don;t like



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Review Date
July 6, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Ronny Pooter , from Astoria, OR

Summary:
Great climb, starts off mild and steepens up. The trail peaks out and then is all downhill-tight and slow at first, then straightens out and gets really fast, except for dips that are hard to jump on purpose, but launch you anyway. Take a right about 20 yards before the bridge. Trail tightens up but is still fast and solid boss. About 1.5 hours.

Recommended Route:
same, I think



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