Bitterroot Trail Preservation Alliance (BTPA)

Breaking News:

November 13 update: South Reserve Street bike/pedestrian over-bridge remains CLOSED for repairs

Now the contractor is waiting for parts. Can’t turn on the bridge deck deicing system until it’s all repaired and safe. If all goes as planned, the contractor expects we can re-open the bridge December 4.


November 10, 2020 the South Reserve Street bike/pedestrian over-bridge is CLOSED for repairs until further notice.

It is closed due to a malfunction in the bridge deck deicing system. It is posted on the City website here. Long-term trail closures or detours are also posted on the City’s road report—the bridge closure will be added shortly. A suggested detour route is available on this PDF file, "2020-11-10 Reserve Bridge Detour.pdf", click to view.


About the Bitterroot Trail Preservation Alliance

The Bitterroot Trail Preservation Alliance (BTPA) was established in 2016. Our goal is to promote and maintain public multi-use non-motorized trails in the Bitterroot Valley. The current Bitterroot Trail is a 50-mile paved trail that connects Missoula, MT to Hamilton, MT – and the welcoming towns along the way – while paralleling the rugged Bitterroot Mountains (see our Interactive Map). In order to maintain this welcoming atmosphere, we ask that all trail users respect adjacent private property and other trail users. 

The BTPA recognizes the significance of preserving and restoring the National Historic Transportation Route along the Bitterroot Corridor. The BTPA is currently working with Government agencies, non-profit organizations, private groups and individual landowners to protect and restore this transportation link. This non-motorized trail connects the Greater Missoula area with unlimited recreation opportunities within a one day’s ride of Downtown Missoula.

The Board of Directors of the BTPA is drawn from Bitterroot Valley residents who promote and use non-motorized facilities, local community officials, and leaders of regional organizations that encourage sustainable community development.

All funds collected are put directly into trail promotion, signage, and maintenance. With your help and support, the Bitterroot Trail will continue to be a treasure and provide economic development to the communities along the trail.

To find out more about the Bitterroot Trail and the communities that it connects visit the Bitterroot Trail website provided by Destination Missoula.

As a 501(c)3 organization our Bylaws are a public document and may be viewed here.

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