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Compass & Map

Map and Compass Sports in Western Montana

Based in Missoula, MT, Grizzly Orienteering is the primary club organizing orienteering events in Western Montana. Our events feature custom maps and courses and provide a range of challenges appropriate for individuals and groups of all ages and experience levels. Come explore the great Montana wilderness with us!

What is Orienteering?

Orienteering is the sport of navigating with map and compass. The object is to find a series of points shown on a map, choosing routes — both on and off trail — that will help you find all the points and get back to the finish in the shortest amount of time.


Orienteering is a sport for everyone, regardless of age or experience. The competitive athlete can experience the exhilaration of moving through the woods at top speed, while a contemplative orienteer can enjoy the forest at a more leisurely pace. Most events provide courses for all levels — from beginner to advanced.

If you love maps, exploring, and the great outdoors, try orienteering. You'll be hooked for life!


Upcoming Events

  • Lubrecht Experimental Forest Foot-O
    Lubrecht Experimental Forest Foot-O
    Sat, Dec 09
    Missoula County
    Dec 09, 2023, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Missoula County, Lubrecht State Experimental Forest, Montana 59823, USA
    Registration is now open!
  • Night Ski-O at the University of Montana Golf Course
    Night Ski-O at the University of Montana Golf Course
    Tue, Jan 09
    University of Montana Golf Course
    Jan 09, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    University of Montana Golf Course, 515 South Ave E, Missoula, MT 59801, USA
    Free night ski-o with Grizz-O! Come out and test your orienteering and ski skills in the dark.
  • Seeley Lake Ski-O
    Seeley Lake Ski-O
    Sat, Feb 10
    Seeley Lake Nordic Ski Trails
    Feb 10, 2024, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Seeley Lake Nordic Ski Trails, Seeley Creek Trail, Morrell Creek Rd, Seeley Lake, MT 59868, USA
    Registration will open soon!


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