The Grant Creek area is unique to the greater Missoula valley. It is highly rural in nature and is split between city and county residents. It is home to a large working cattle ranch, the National Wildlife Federation nature wildlife reserve, and the headquarters of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. It is bordered to the north by national forest land and by the Rattlesnake Wilderness. It is served by only one roadway, which also provides the only access to the Snow Bowl Ski Area.
The Grant Creek neighborhood is located in Ward 2.