Marshall Mountain Park

Marshall Mountain Park is open to the public!

Residents can now enjoy 160 acres of open space at the former Marshall Mountain Ski Area, located at 5250 Marshall Canyon Dr. Thanks to a generous arrangement with current property owners, the City of Missoula has leased the property at the base of Marshall Mountain for the next 18 to 24 months, with an option to purchase the parcel at the end of that term. 

The City is working with several partners to secure this area for future generations. Project partners include but are not limited to the neighboring communities of East Missoula and Bonner/Milltown, Missoula County, Five Valleys Land Trust and MTB Missoula. Learn more.

Please review the Marshall Mountain Park rules and trail map before visiting. Public access is permitted by an agreement with the property owners, Izzy Dog, LLC. If users do not follow the posted rules and guidelines, the site could be closed. Please use the park safely, responsibly and respectfully to preserve future community access. Thanks for your cooperation and support.

  • You are recreating on private property; respect neighbors and property owners.
  • Day use only—no overnight camping or parking.
  • Dogs are not permitted at this time.
  • Watch for trail use and type—some trails are one-way, bikes only.
  • Stay on trails, recreate safely.

*Due to the anticipated high volume of recreational use and the design of the existing trail system, dogs are not allowed on-site during the lease period. Based on community feedback during the upcoming public planning process, dogs may be permitted later. For now, please enjoy recreating with your pooch pals on the hundreds of miles of shared-use, dog-accessible trails elsewhere within the Missoula Valley.

Partnering with the community to preserve public access

Izzy Dog, LLC owns the Marshall Mountain Base Area Property and is offering the Missoula community a unique opportunity to preserve Marshall Mountain and develop a mountain-based recreation area that residents can readily access and enjoy.

At the end of the lease period, the City of Missoula will have the option to purchase the Marshall Mountain Base Area Property for $1,850,000. The acquisition will be subject to the standard City open space acquisition processes, including an extensive public process with multiple opportunities for citizen engagement, culminating with a City Council vote. Potential funding sources may include but are not limited to grants, donations, public/private partnerships, and 2018 City-County Open Space bond funds.

During the lease period, the City of Missoula will collaborate with community partners to develop strategies to fund property acquisition, design, planning, and development. 

Reserve Marshall Mountain Park for your next event!

Parks and Recreation has developed a temporary 2-year interim permit program while the park is still under private ownership. View the permit guidelines.

Permit fees and donations received during 2022-23 events at Marshall Mountain Park will reimburse costs associated with the management of the Mountain and help fund the public acquisition of Marshall Mountain. Download permits below.

Questions? Contact Recreation Superintendent Shirley Kinsey via email.

MM Park Reservation Forms