Summer Activities

Summertime in Big Sky, Montana is spectacular! With perfect temperatures and long days, you can really take advantage of all the outdoor recreation opportunities. Here is some information to get help you on your way to the perfect Big Sky day. If you have any questions or need a recommendation, give us a call! We would love to help you experience Big Sky to its fullest! 


Take a hike with family and friends on one of Big Sky’s numerous hiking trails. Stroll down to Ousel Falls (easy) and pick raspberries along the way or meander through fields of wildflowers up to Beehive Basin (intermediate). For the more adventurous, try a longer hike up Cinnamon Mountain, Ramshorn Peak or Windy Pass. The outdoor shops in the area have trail maps, hiking books and experienced hikers on staff to lead you towards a trail that’s just right for your skill level.



Southwest Montana has some of the most famous fly fishing rivers to be found anywhere in the United States, all of which have extensive populations of large brown and rainbow trout. Many of these rivers, lakes and spring creeks are located nearby. Go on your own fishing exursion or take a guide with you and really reel the fish in. 
Montana TroutChasers  |  Wild Trout Outfitters  |  Gallatin River Guides  |  Lone Mountain Ranch  |  320 Guest Ranch


Virtually all of Big Sky's trails are accessible for mountain biking. Several trails (either paved or gravel) throughout the Meadow and Canyon area offer easier options for those just starting out, while National Forest Service trails offer more challenging single track trails that go on for miles. Take a load off and ride the lifts up in the summer  at Big Sky Ski and Summer Resort  and cruse down on your bike.  The outdoor shops in the Big Sky Town Center and the Meadow Village can get you set up with a bike to buy or rent and information on local trails.


Horseback Riding

We are in Montana after all, where the west is still true to its nature and cowboys still saddle up their horses each and every day. A number of different outfitters will gladly provide you with a horse of your own and a wrangler for the day and tour you along some of Big Sky Country’s most scenic trails. Half and Full Day rides are available. A number of the outfitters also provide guided hunting expeditions in the Fall.

  Jakes Horse  |  Lone Mountain Ranch  |  320 Guest Ranch


Whitewater rafting

Early season, whitewater rafting and kayaking can provide quite a thrill especially through the stretch of the Gallatin River fittingly named the “Mad Mile.” For those looking for a more serene experience, book a scenic trip and float along the river that became famous in the Robert Redford’s film “A River Runs Through It”. For more info or to book a trip, try Geyser Whitewater.



The golfing opportunities in Big Sky are sure to satisfy the golf enthusiast.  With one public course and three spectacular private courses, many different options are at your fingertips.  The three private courses are  located in the posh neighborhoods of  The Yellowstone Club, The Club at Spanish Peaks, and Moonlight Basin Ranch and require property ownership and/or club membership. The Big Sky Resort public course, located in the Meadow, provides a great experience with its gracious fairways, diverse landscape and dramatic vistas of Lone Peak.  Regardless of the course you play, your ball travels farther at higher altitudes which is never a bad thing.


Community Park

Big Sky’s meeting place for recreation activities. This park is 48 acres and includes climbing boulders, 7,000 sq. ft. concrete skate park, multi-use fields, tennis courts, basketball court, 2 baseball fields and a frisbee golf course.