The Barmeyer Trail Grand Opening Celebration

Come explore the first new trail on Mount Dean Stone

Join us to celebrate Missoula's new public open space-- The Barmeyer Trail and the South Hills Spur! This new community open space became a reality through a public private partnership that transferred new open space land into City of Missoula ownership, and is part of the larger Mount Dean Stone Project.

When: Sunday, June 3rd; 12:00-3:30 pm

Ribbon cutting at the trailhead on Pattee Canyon Drive at 12:45; Mount Dean Stone Project Updates and Raffle at the top of the Barmeyer Trail on the City’s South Hills Spur property at 2:30.

Where: The Barmeyer Trailhead and the South Hills Spur

Light refreshments will be served at the top of the South Hills Spur from Big Sky Brewing Company, collect some swag from REI, and take home the first new map of the Mount Dean Stone project area.


Join us for the ribbon cutting at 12:45 pm at the Pattee Canyon trailhead and then hike up the Barmeyer Trail to the celebration on the South Hills Spur property and take in the view of the Missoula Valley.

Option 1: Hike the trail! Shuttles running from the gravel pit on Pattee Canyon Drive to the Barmeyer Loop Trailhead on Pattee Canyon Drive, beginning at 12:00 at the Gravel pit parking area, 790 Pattee Canyon Road.

Option 2: Everyone is welcome! If you need transportation, take ride to the top. The road to the South Hills Spur property is private and not open for public use, but a special shuttle will run for this event only.  Meet at The Keep and take a shuttle to the top of the Spur.  To make ADA accommodation requests, please contact Missoula Parks and Recreation at 721-7275, at least 14 days in advance.

Please note that the Barmeyer Trail and Barmeyer Loop Trail will not be opening for bicycle use at this time. Trails will open to bikes in Phase II of trail development.

Shuttles will run every 15 minutes from both locations.


For information about the event please call Five Valleys at 549-0755.

Header photo by Tom Robertson


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