We are excited to bring our Missoula Rut Runners a few fun suggested options for their Rut Virtual Runs courses this year.  

While we will not be giving turn by turn directions, you can click on the link of each route and choose to “export” the routes GPX or KLM file to your phone or watch.  Hopefully, this gives our Missoula Rut Runners some inspiration!  A reminder that you do not have to do these routes to participate in the RVR. These are just some suggested routes on trails in the Missoula area we love!

11K Course:  6.93 Miles  | 1578 ft of elevation gain.

This course is a great loop in the Sawmill Gulch zone of the Rattlesnake National Recreation Area.

28K Course:  18.34 Miles | 5800 ft of elevation gain

This course crosses over the three high points of Missoula, including Waterworks hill, Mt. Jumbo, and University Peak above Mt. Sentinel.

50K Course: 31.55 Miles | 6700 ft of elevation gain

This course starts and finishes at the Rattlesnake National Recreation Area Trailhead, and tours much of the NRA as well as Mt. Jumbo, and Waterworks hill.

VK Course: 3.08 Miles | 3088 ft. of elevation gain.

The VK route goes straight up Mt Sentinel and continues onto the top of University Peak!  It is just over 3 miles with just over 3000 ft of climbing.