Big Sky Summer Activites

Summer in Big Sky Montana has more options for fun than winter! We are the basecamp for Yellowstone in the summer months! Located only an hour from the West Yellowstone entrance, Big Sky offers activities including zipline, lake boat rentals, and scenic chairlift rides. Great fly fishing spots, and an abundance of hiking trails, Big Sky is your summer vacation destination. See below for all the best summer activities, events, and service providers.

ATV Rentals

Looking for a little more thrill to add to your vacation? ATV rentals offer guided trips and solo trips. Rent an ATV and explore the back country of Montana. Big Sky Vacation Rentals has great options for guided and non-guided trip rentals.

Big Sky Fly Fishing Shops and Guides

No trip to Big Sky is complete without experiencing some of our legendary Blue Ribbon trout waters. Whether you're a long-time angler looking for solitude or a novice looking for an introduction, we've got the perfect spot for you only minutes away. As you approach Big Sky you'll be mesmerized for miles by the beautiful Gallatin River. Home to over 2,000 trout per mile, the Gallatin is a wade fisherman's dream. Easy access, textbook conditions and low pressure make for an appealing combination. Prefer a half or full-day float trip on the Madison or Yellowstone rivers? We can provide recommendations for that as well. We work with several very knowledgeable and patient guides who will help make your day on the water one that you'll look back on and smile for years to come.


Take a Hike! Grab A Big Sky Trail Map First! The Big Sky area offers incredible hiking opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. There`s no better way to experience the beautiful scenery and serenity of Big Sky than by hiking one of our many trails. With numerous trails covering hundreds of miles, there`s an adventure waiting for you! Pack a camera, water bottle, sunscreen, bug spray, bear spray and snacks before heading out. A waterproof jacket can also come in handy as they say in Montana, "If you don`t like the weather, wait five minutes." If you don`t have what you need, a quick stop into Grizzly Outfitters in Town Center will get you covered.

Horseback Riding

For those seeking serenity and adventure at the same time, a trail ride may be just the ticket. Whether you`re looking for a one-hour ride along the river or a multi-day pack trip into the mountains, Big Sky Vacation Rentals has got you covered. There are several great outfitters with experienced, friendly guides and wranglers who are itchin` to show you Big Sky as few have seen it. And because they understand this is your hard earned vacation, the trips are always fun with plenty of photo opportunities to take back home and show off to others.

Mountain Biking

With miles and miles and bike trails, Big Sky has become known for the mountain biking opportunities. A great summer opportunity, Big Sky Montana has it all!

Pool & Fitness Facilities

Do the kid`s need to burn some energy, or maybe even you need to get a sweat on. Let us show you the options in the area! Pool day passes, private yoga sessions, or group fitness classes, Big Sky Vacation Rentals has access to it all!

Whitewater Rafting

Grab a Paddle for the Adventure of a Lifetime! Everyone knows the Gallatin River is a world class fly fishing destination, but whitewater rafters and kayaks of all abilities from around the world come to Big Sky each year to experience the "Mad Mile" on the Gallatin River. And now thanks to Geyser Whitewater Expeditions, you can, too! With 20+ years of guiding experience, Geyser Whitewater owner Eric Becker has a proven record for both extreme safety and extreme fun. With trips ranging from scenic floats to Class IV rapids, they`ve got everything necessary to satisfy the thrill seeker in you.

Yellowstone National Park

Just 45 minutes south of Big Sky is the West Entrance to Yellowstone National Park. Montana may be the last best place, but Yellowstone National Park is a one-of-a- kind place, for reasons that are geological and ecological. Geologically speaking, Yellowstone is one of the wonders of the world because of its geysers. The strict definition of a geyser is a hot spring that displays intermittent, turbulent eruptions of water vapor. By far the largest geyser field on Earth, Yellowstone contains over five hundred geysers - more than exist in the entire rest of the world. Animals such as grizzly bear, mountain lion, wolverine, elk and pronghorn antelope have survived here since prehistoric times. Perhaps the most magnificent sight of all is the enormous bison herd a throwback to the original vistas of the North American continent, before the first white man arrived from the east.

Zip Line

Thrill of a Lifetime! Book a day trip to zipline across Yellowstone or across the Gallatin River! Coming in the winter season? Big Sky also offers winter trips at the resort!

Massage, Spa

You`ve Escaped, Now Rejuvenate! What better way to unwind from the stress of everyday life or after a day of partaking in one of the area`s many activities than with a relaxing massage or spa treatment. Big Sky has numerous professional massage therapists just waiting to take you on a vacation for your mind and body.

Other Activities

Not sure what your family wants to do this vacation? Big Sky Vacation Rentals has grouped up fun activities sure to please the whole family! Relax around the lake, bungee jump in the mountains, or take a scenic ride to the top of Lone Peak, we have great recommendations to do it all!