Deer Creek Sneak – Missoula Gravel Ride

Oct 10, 2020 | Conditions, Nordic & Gravel

The original gravel ride in Missoula, MT is the Deer Creek Sneak.  I think it’s best to ride it clock wise and come down Pattee Canyon Road.  I did the ride 10/9/2020 and it was in excellent condition.  The Fall colors were almost ready.  The ride starts on the Kim Williams trail next to the UM campus.  You ride the trail to the east and eventually it tunrs to narrow single track near the gun range.  From there you join up with Deer Creek Road proper.  Go up the steel climb and look for a small gated two track on your right.  Follow the two track as it climbs towards the summit and Pattee Canyon parking area.  You can go down the paved road or there are a ton of fun gravel and single track options in Pattee Canyon.  Lot’s of riders use the MOZ single track to descend.

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