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Big Sky Summer Activities

Surrounded by vast mountain landscapes, rushing rivers, and tranquil streams, Big Sky is a perfect getaway for any adventurer at heart! Summer is an amazing time to visit Montana. The great weather and wonderful outdoor areas allow you to enjoy a wide variety of activities like hiking, fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking, and whitewater rafting. Here are our recommended things to do in Big Sky during the summer.

Big Sky is also a fantastic winter destination. With 5,850 skiable acres, Big Sky is known as the “Biggest Skiing in North America”. Check out our guide to visiting Big Sky in the winter!

Big Sky Farmer's Market

The Big Sky Farmer's Market is held every Wednesday from early June - late August from 5-8 PM at the Big Sky Town Center. They have 100+ vendors featuring fresh produce, herbs, plants, flowers, baked goods, art, jewelry, and clothing as well as Montana Made products like antler art and woodworking. Additional vendors provide a fun atmosphere with food and beverages. Live music, children's activities in a great location.

Location: Big Sky Town Center

Mountain Biking

Big Sky Bike Park offers riding adventures for experts, advanced, intermediate, and novice riders. Find great trails at the resort, or in adjacent National Forest service lands and trails. Big Sky Resort offers mountain bike coaching as well. You can rent bikes or bring your own.

Location: Big Sky Resort


Winding along the wildlife-rich banks of the West Fork of the scenic Gallatin River, you tee up with beaver, deer and moose, and views of Lone Peak as your gallery. Re-live your best shots at the Bunker Bar and Grill, or get some professional tips at the fully-equipped pro shop.

Location: Big Sky, MT


Detailed trail info: distance, suitability, difficulty rating, and topographical maps.

Location: Big Sky, Montana

Horseback Riding

Enjoy pack trips, fishing trips, trail rides, and big game hunting via horseback.

Location: Big Sky, Montana
Toll Free: 800-352-5956

Special Events

There are many fabulous - and many free - special events held in Big Sky in the summer. Book your stay now to ensure you dont miss the entertainment and fun!

Location: Big Sky, Montana

Big Sky Resort Activities

Check in at Big Sky Resort`s BaseCamp to schedule your mountain adventures and activities that include: skeet shooting, paintball, archery, zip lining, Lone Peak Expedition, disc golf, scenic lift rides, and more.

Location: Big Sky Resort

Montana Whitewater Rafting

CALL US to make RESERVATIONS for this SEASON! Montana Whitewater provides high-quality adventure activities near Yellowstone National Park. They specialize in whitewater rafting, zipline, fishing and tubing trips great for families, first-timers, and thrill-seekers. The Montana raft & adventure company operates from late spring through early fall.

Location: 63960 Gallatin Rd, Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730

Geyser Whitewater Expeditions

Join us on the in Yellowstone for whitewater rafting and zipline adventures on the Gallatin River in Big Sky, Montana!

Location: 46651 Gallatin Rd, Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730

Yellowstone Scenic Tours

Yellowstone Scenic Tours offers fun, comfortable, and professional tours of America`s first National Park! Enjoy brand new, spacious, temperature controlled passenger vans and a picnic lunch as you take a full day tour of abundant geysers, hot springs, scenery, and wildlife within the park. With a maximum of fourteen guests per vehicle, the smaller group size allows these van tours to access areas of the park that tour buses cannot. WE RESPOND TO EVERY INQUIRY WITHIN 24 HOURS. INFO@YELLOWSTONESCENICTOURS.BIZ

Location: PO BOX 161416 BIG SKY, MT 59716

Yellowstone Aerial Adventure

Enjoy the picturesque backdrop of West Yellowstone as you challenge the European style adventure ropes course and soar through the trees on over a 1000' feet of zip lines. At over 50' tall, the adventure park features 4 family oriented ziplines, 49 challenging elements including zip lines, rope bridges, log bridges and much more. They offer challenges that will both tempt adventure seekers and build the confidence of first time aerial acrobats!

Lake Levinsky Marina

Enjoy Pedal Boats, Canoes, Kayaks and Paddle boards - all ready for the water when you arrive. Hourly or family passes allow access to all available rentals.

Location: Big Sky Mountain Village

Hebgen Lake & Boat Rentals

Just 45 South of Big Sky - Hebgen Lake is the most amazing mountain lake you will ever experience. Unbeatable trout fishing as well as crystal clear and glassy for kayaking or water skiing, tubing, swimming, water sports. Kirkwood Resort & Marina is a relaxing base on the north shore of Hebgen Lake that allows you to enjoy all types of water activities. Their marina has rental boat slips, fishing boats and pleasure boats for fishing, water skiing & tubing, site seeing or even birding on Hebgen Lake!

Location: 11500 Hebgen Lake Road, West Yellowstone, MT 59758

Basecamp to Yellowstone at Big Sky Resort

Basecamp to Yellowstone at Big Sky Resort Base is located in the middle of the Big Sky Mountain Village and offers a variety of outdoor activities. Open in the Summer from mid-June to mid-September. They offer zipline tours, climbing wall, giant swing, archery, paintball, bungee trampoline, high ropes course, Lone Peak Expedition, mountain biking, and more.

Location: Big Sky Mountain Village

Hiking Ulery’s Lake Loop Trail

This 3.9 mile trail is dog friendly and has amazing lake and mountain views! The hike can be completed in about 1-2 hours depending on pace.

Location: Big Sky Resort, Moonlight Basin

Yellowstone Safari

Yellowstone Safari Co. is a local, family-owned and operated safari company, offering premier, once-in-a-lifetime wildlife experiences in Yellowstone National Park.