Tucked in the Madison Range of Montana, sits Big Sky Resort. This notorious ski destination offers some of the best skiing that Montana has to offer. While visiting in the winter is definitely something that you should put on your list. The summer also offers a wide variety of outdoor activities that makes Big Sky a great spot to visit all season round. Here are a few of our favorite things to do and see when we visit Big Sky in the summer.
Lone Peak Expedition
Making the journey up to Lone Peak is the best way to experience the mountains from Montana’s highest scenic overlook. Take the Swift Current scenic chair up to the halfway point on Lone Mountain, where a guide will meet you with an expedition vehicle that will take you to the bottom of the Lone Peak Tram. Enjoy the views from the tram before it lets you off at the top of Lone Peak. On a clear day, this 11,166 foot peak can see across three states and two national state parks. Making this the best place to see the mountains.
Yellowstone National Park
Only a short drive from the west entrance, Yellowstone National Park is for sure the most popular national park and for good reason. Take a hike and explore the diversity of Yellowstone, from hiking through canyons, taking a dip in hot springs, to seeing Old Faithful in the Upper Geyser Basin, it’s impossible to do everything in one day. With horseback rides, boating, and biking also allowed in parts of Yellowstone, there are so many ways to experience this great national park while keeping your home base back in Big Sky.
White Water Rafting
There’s nothing like feeling the rush of water splashing in your face as you paddle your way down the white waters of the Gallatin River. Big Sky offers a ton of options for white water rafting trips that include the safest gear and experienced guides. Looking for even more of a thrill? Try combining your white water rafting trip with a horseback ride or ziplining tour.
Mellow out a bit with some time at the Big Sky Resort golf course. This world class 18 hole course was designed by the legendary, Arnold Palmer. Sitting at the base of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness Area with gorgeous views of Lone Mountain and the surrounding peaks, this is a must play course for every golf enthusiast.
Hot and tired from a long day of exploring Big Sky Resort? Luckily, Lake Levinsky is just 1.3 miles away from the bottom of the lifts and is the perfect place to cool off on a hot summer day. Take a dip and relax on the beach or rent a kayak, stand up paddleboard, or paddle boat for the day. If you’re planning on spending more time on the beach, make sure to check out the Family Adventure Card offered by Geyser Whitewater. This pass will provide access to free rentals and the Pinnacle Climbing wall for a whole week.
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