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Missoula Travel Tips

Best Time of Year to Visit Missoula Vacation Rentals

Missoula has a variable climate with relatively large diurnal variations. The climate is classified as semi-arid. Summer months are generally hot and dry. Daytime temperatures often reach around 84 degrees Fahrenheit during the month of July. However, the evenings often get quite cold, owing to the arid terrain. The spring and autumn seasons are relatively short. The winter months are cold and wet with regular snowfalls. Although Missoula's winters are considered to be milder than the rest of the state, on average, the region has around 43 inches of snow annually. Most visitors prefer the warmer summer months when they can explore all the city's attractions, in particular the biking paths and hiking trails. For those who are visiting to view the art attractions, the galleries and museums are open all year long.

Things to See and Do at Missoula Cabins

There are many attractions and activities to keep you occupied during your visit to Missoula. For those who enjoy art and culture, there is a lively arts scene in Missoula. It has a strong literary community and many famous music artists had humble beginnings in the city. The local theaters showcase a variety of performances throughout the year which include children's theater and wildlife film exhibitions. If you want to learn more about the history of the area, you can explore the old goldfields, visit ghost towns and pan for gold in the same way as the early pioneers did. There are also some top wineries in the region where you can enjoy wine tasting and cellar tours.

For those who enjoy the outdoors, there are loads of trails for exploring. Choose from horseback riding, mountain biking or hiking as a way to explore the wilderness areas. For the more technical mountain bikers, there are some great sections of single-track trails which provide some challenging riding. Fishing is another popular pastime and fishing licenses can be obtained from the local authorities. The rivers also provide great canoeing and kayaking opportunities. There are sections where you can go rafting over the rapids if you are looking for a little more excitement. In the winter months, the good snowfalls provide great fun for winter sports enthusiasts.

Finding Your Way to Missoula Lodging

Missoula is located in the far western part of Montana. It lies at the foot of the Bitterroot Mountain Range at the border with Idaho. Missoula has good road links with the rest of Montana and neighboring states. Commercial bus services have stops in Missoula as they travel on the northern east-west route across the states. There is a small airport in Missoula which has an international designation; however, commercial flights are limited. As alternatives, there are two other airports you can consider when looking for flights to Missoula. The city of Butte is approximately 100 miles southeast of Missoula. The airport here hosts a number of commercial flights from major cities in the United States. A little further away to the northwest is the regional airport at Spokane in the eastern part of Washington State. The airport is approximately 200 miles from Missoula. If you want to explore the region, it is a good idea to hire a car to get around.

Travelers to Missoula

Missoula has something for almost every traveler's interest. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy exploring the many trails and participating in their favorite adventure activity. History buffs can spend their time exploring museums galleries, old mining ghost towns and battlefields, following in the footsteps of early pioneers. It is also a great destination for a family vacation.

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