Nestled in the Madison Range of SW Montana, Big Sky is a destination surrounded by towering mountain peaks, evergreen forests, world-class rivers, and untouched beauty at every turn! It’s a destination that appeals to those in pursuit of outdoor recreation, families seeking old-fashioned fun without the distractions of modern day living, and travelers looking to escape off the grid in nature!
In Big Sky, it’s not surprising to see herds of elk or moose roaming through town, local bighorn sheep causing traffic chaos on the streets, or bears sharing the trails. We’re surrounded by national forests and vast expanses of wilderness that offer countless outdoor adventures, but also require sustainable conservation and preservation.
The Big Sky Community Organization (BSCO) are committed to ensuring our community remains a special place to live, work, vacation, and play! They manage 95 acres of community parkland in the heart of Big Sky with scenic open spaces, playgrounds, sports facilities, river access, and 23 miles of beautifully maintained trails for hiking, biking, horseriding, snowshoeing, or backcountry skiing.
Start planning your park playtime with our team at Big Sky Vacation Rentals!
1. Big Sky Community Park
Address: 25 Seeway Rd, Big Sky, MT 59716
Hours: Open Daily 8:00am – 10:00pm
Phone: (406) 993-2112
Located in Big Sky Meadow Village, the Big Sky Community Park is where locals and visitors come together to picnic, play, and explore some of the best local trails in Big Sky. Head out hiking and biking on Little Willow Way and Black Diamond Trail, or take a serene stroll on the Crail Ranch Trail to discover the history of Big Sky’s original settlers at the Crail Ranch Homestead & Museum.
When you’re not adventuring on the trails, Big Sky Community Park has it all! Park amenities include picnic pavilions, a kids’ playground, sports fields, basketball and volleyball courts, tennis and pickleball courts, a pump track, climbing boulders, fishing access to the Gallatin River, and the free 18-hole Bighorn Ridge Disc Golf course. For traditional golf, the Arnold Palmer designed Big Sky Resort Golf Course is right next door!
2. Kircher Discovery Park
Address: 1964 Lone Mountain Trail, Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730
Phone: (406) 993-2112
Situated just south of Big Sky Community Park near the intersection of Lone Mountain Trail and Little Coyote Road, lies Kircher Discovery Park. Designed by the local Kircher family, ski legends in the Big Sky Community, Kircher Park is a quiet and scenic spot to spend time in nature, picnic, play, and fish!
The short 0.6 mile out and back Kircher Trail leads to a beautiful, wooded area with picnic tables and onto a 500 square foot tree fort – a perfect playground for the kids! Designed to look like a ship, the multi-level fort features decks, a spider swing, a giant spider net, slides, and a climbing wall! Bring your rods along for the adventure! Kircher Park offers prime fishing access to several fishing spots on the South Fork of the West Fork of the Gallatin River.
3. Len Hill Park
Located in: BASE Community Center
Address: 285 Simkins Dr, Big Sky, MT 59730
Phone: (406) 993-2112
Formerly known as Town Center Park, Len Hill Park features 3.3 acres of open space in the heart of Big Sky Town Center. The park was recently renamed as a tribute to Leonard Hill, a producer, writer, and local resident with a passion for the preservation of Big Sky.
During the summer months, hundreds of locals and visitors gather for picnics in the park, community yoga, and the weekly Music in the Mountains on Center Stage, under Big Sky’s star-studded skies. The winter months brings family and friends to swirl and twirl on the outdoor Len Hill Ice Rink and the BASE Community Center is open year-round with 10 Punch Passes for drop-in days during your stay in Big Sky.
4. Fire Pit Park
Located in: Big Sky Town Center
Address: 33 Lone Peak Drive, Big Sky, MT 59716
Fire Pit Park lies at the heart of Big Sky Town Center and is the location of the Big Sky Summers Farmers Market every Wednesday evening from June through September. Fire Pit Park is also the perfect “pit-stop” to rest your feet while shopping at Big Sky Town Center, picnic on take-out from a local restaurant, or gather around the firepits with friends. Be sure to take a selfie with Waldazo, the iconic bison sculpture that calls Fire Pit Park home.
5. Ousel Falls Park
Address: Ousel Falls Rd, Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730
Phone: (406) 458-5433
Whether you’re visiting Big Sky in winter, spring, summer, or fall … a trip to Ousel Falls Park is a must-do! The park is situated on the South Fork of the West Fork of the Gallatin River with the iconic Ousel Falls Trail leading to picnic areas, scenic overlooks, fishing access on the world-class Gallatin River, and a stunning waterfall.
Plan a summer picnic and easy stroll for the whole family, epic leaf-peeping adventures in fall, or strap on your snowshoes for a beginner level snowshoe hike to a frozen waterfall! The Ousel Falls Trail connects to the First and Sedona Yellow Mule Trails into the wilderness of the Custer Gallatin National Forest.
6. RT & Ralph’s Beehive Preserve
U.S. Forest Service trail #40
Address: Beehive Basin Rd Big Sky, MT 5973
Nestled in a towering glacial cirque beneath the Spanish Peaks, Beehive Basin is breathtakingly beautiful and a haven for outdoor recreation! RT & Ralph’s Beehive Preserve protects the wetlands, forests, and meadows in the high alpine terrain of Beehive Basin and is the launching point for one of the world’s greatest hikes, the Beehive Basin Trail!
Beehive Basin is a Big Sky bucket list essential! From June through August, nearly 300 species of colorful wildflowers along the 6-mile round-trip trail and, as the snow falls, avid powder hounds pave the way for snowshoeing and Nordic skiing. The Lower Beehive Basin Trail is perfect for families, or keep going the full three miles for the reward of an alpine lake at the end of the trail.
Stay & Play with Big Sky Vacation Rentals
Whatever brings you to Big Sky, you’ll find a place to call home with Big Sky Vacation Rentals. Stay slopeside in Big Sky Resort Mountain Village, within walking distance to Big Sky Town Center and Big Sky Community Park in Meadow Village, or perched high on the slopes of Moonlight Mountain surrounded by untouched wilderness and stunning Spanish Peaks views.
Why rent from us? We represent 125+ of the best vacation properties in Big Sky including a luxury Platinum Collection for even the most distinguished guests, our entire team are locals of Big Sky, and creating dream vacations and lasting memories for our guests is what we do best!
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