Summer Guide to Big Sky

This Big Sky summer guide includes some of our favorite Montana hiking trails, family fun ideas, local fly fishing guides, Yellowstone information, and much more! Whether you love the outdoors, good food, golfing, skiing, or just having a wonderful time with friends and family, your next trip to Montana offers all of that!

Big Sky Hiking

Big Sky Hiking

Big Sky has many amazing trails to explore the forests and peaks of this beautiful wilderness area. Hike the miles of trails in the Gallatin-Custer National Forest or Lee Metcalf Wilderness Areas or stay closer to home, take a scenic lift ride to the top of the mountain and hike the trails through fields of wildflowers, dipping your feet in cool streams back-dropped by mountain peaks. For a fun and easy family Big Sky hike, hit the Ousel Falls Park Trail, a 1.6-mile hike along the creek to the Ousel Falls.

Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing

High alpine lakes, blue-ribbon trout streams, and rivers of an angler`s dreams promise a magical fly fishing or lake fishing experience amidst the solitude of the mountains. The beautiful pristine waters of Big Sky and Yellowstone make this the heart of fly fishing country. Wade through the Gallatin River and Upper or Lower Madison River or head to the many cool spring creeks to fish and float amidst spectacular scenery.

Golf

Golf

The Big Sky Golf Course is an 18-hole Arnold Palmer designed scenic challenge. Par 72 with championship yardage of 6,800, men`s tees 6,123 yards and ladies` tees 5,391 yards. Winding along the Middle Fork of the Gallatin River, this course sits at the base of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness Area and offers spectacular views of Lone Mountain and surrounding peaks. Book a tee time today!

Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

Big Sky horseback riding is a way of life, ride through high mountain meadows on 1,500 miles of trails within the Gallatin National Forest, where you will see the Sunken Forest and if you`re lucky, you`ll encounter the wildlife that makes this their home. Check out our top guides and tours for horseback riding in West Yellowstone.

White Water Rafting & Zip Lining

White Water Rafting & Zip Lining

For an adrenaline-filled experience ride some of the most challenging rapids through breath-taking scenery along the Gallatin River on a whitewater rafting trip. Go solo or join a local guide for the ultimate outdoor experience.

If you are looking to lift your feet off the ground, there are many options to fly high! You can sail through the skies on a zip-line above the forest floor with incredible views of Lone Mountain and the Spanish Peaks of the Madison Range.

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Experience the solace and beauty of Yellowstone National Park, a wonderland of unique geology and wildlife, an endless canvas of spectacular diverse landscapes and colorful thermal features. Yellowstone National Park, the world`s largest first national park, is located in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho.

You can explore craggy peaks, alpine lakes, deep canyons, and vast forests. Marvel at the incredible natural wonders in this wildlife preserve of over 2 million acres, home to 300 steaming geysers, over 290 waterfalls, the largest high-elevation lake in North America and the world`s largest petrified forest. Whether you`re going on a bird watch hunt or observing the natural environment, you will be impressed with what Yellowstone has to offer.

Spa Treatments

Spa Treatments

Relax in the mountains while the snow falls around you. You deserve some quality R&R. Book a massage, facial, nail treatments, wax and much more at one of our local spas or wellness centers. Browse our recommended Big Sky spas and wellness centers to unwind.