Blue Mountain Lookout from Blue Mountain Saddle Professional Review and Guide
"The hike from Blue Mountain Saddle up to the fire lookout follows the last mile of the 8-mile Blue Mountain National Recreation Trail (Hike 42). The lookout tower, at the top of Blue Mountain, is a working Forest Service fire lookout.
From the summit are incredible panoramic views of the Garnet, Swan, Rattlesnake, Mission Mountain, and Cabinet Ranges; the Scapegoat, Bob Marshall, and Selway-Bitterroot wilderness areas; the Missoula Valley; and Lolo Peak. During fire season, the lookout is open to the public. Visitors are welcome to climb the steps up to the 50-foot tower and take a tour. Forest Service Road #21 37 also winds up to the fire lookout (in season). The scenic drive to the summit is highly recommended if you prefer not to hike."