Big Sky Montana Summer Vacations & Activities

Big Sky Montana
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Big Sky offers a variety of activities during the summer months. In fact, there are so much to do in and around Big Sky that youre toughest decision will be what to do first.

Located mid-way between Yellowstone National Park and Bozeman, Big Sky, Montana, activities offer something for everyone, with adventures to suit all levels of exploration and energy.

Guides & Tours

Knowledgeable expert guides are available for many of the Big Sky activities and provide an experience you might miss on your own.


There are miles of forest service roads and trails for mountain biking in the Big Sky area. Take the Ramcharger lift to access challenging downhill trails on the mountain. Downhill and mountains bikes are available to rent.


The nearby Gallatin River is an accessible, blue-ribbon trout stream.

Hiking & Backpacking

Explore the Gallatin and Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forests, or the spectacular Lee Metcalf Wilderness.

Horseback Riding

See the scenery and wildlife on horseback for a unique and memorable perspective.

Horse Pack Trips

Travel off the beaten path on the back of a sure-footed, experienced horse. It's an experience you'll never forget!

Whitewater Rafting

Breathtaking exhilaration awaits on a whitewater rafting trip.

Scenic Rafting

Float along and savor the scenery, wildlife and refreshing clear water.


The National Forests and Wilderness surrounding Big Sky is a popular big game hunting location.

Kayak & Canoe

Taking a kayak or canoe along the Gallatin River is one of the best ways to experience the natural beauty of the area.


Rock climbing is an adventurous and thrilling way to challenge the mountain.

Golf Courses

Big Sky has a18-hole, par 72 golf course designed by Arnold Palmer, open to the public.

Motorcycle Tours

A motorcycle is a great way to find highway or back road escapes.

Kids Summer Fun

From rock-hounding to floating, kids and Big Sky are a summer delight.

Zipline and Chairlift Rides

Scenic gondola rides give a bird's eye view of the Lone Mountain and valley below.

Questions & Answers

Other Summer Activities Resources

Southwest Montana Climbers Coalition

The Southwest Montana Climbers Coalition encourages open communication between climbers and land managers as well as promotes responsible climbing.