Off-season adventures in Big Sky, Montana

By Stef Zisovska
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Off-season adventures in Big Sky, Montana

Stef Zisovska
 
Montana
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Big Sky in Montana is a paradise for skiers and snowboarders during the winter months, but this area is also a very attractive destination when the snow melts.

Lying between Bozeman and the northwestern corner of Yellowstone National Park, Big Sky hardly takes a break from tourist visits.

As the snow melts and weather gets warm, a whole new picturesque scenery is revealed from under the ice, making this area a perfect place for a summer hike.

 

For all of you that are not beach fans, but want to spend the summer holidays in the great outdoor, this is the perfect place you should visit. It will relax you and renew your energy.

 

Montana Photo Credit
Montana Photo Credit

Among the outdoor activities that await travelers here, there’s  horseback riding, fishing, and hiking. Accommodation in Big Sky offers a variety of options. You can choose to stay in private condos, mountain lodges, or the Big Sky Resort which is an absolute win. You can enjoy the charm of the small town by visiting its restaurants and shops.

 

Horseback riding
Horseback riding

Exploring the Big Sky trails are impossible to resist. There are many to choose from that are just waiting for curious hikers to discover their beauty.

On a sunny day, there is nothing better you can do but head for a long hike and explore the magical sceneries of Blue Sky.

While hiking in Big Sky take some bear spray because you might need to use it. You can enjoy the meadows covered in yellow and purple wildflowers. The weather can be chilly even in August, so always take a sweater, just in case.

 

Another amazing place you must visit is the Gallatin River. It is especially famous for fly fishing and whitewater rafting. You can easily find guided tours for rafting and enjoy the big waters of Gallatin. Fly fishermen from all over the country come here hoping for an epic catch.

 

Gallatin River Photo Credit
Gallatin River Photo Credit

Big Sky Resort offers many outdoor activities. Bikers should bring their wheels and explore the cross-country trails. Also, there is a zip line, bungee trampoline, climbing wall and even paintball.

 

Wildflowers
Wildflowers

Of course, while you are here you should visit Yellowstone National Park which is only an hour ride from Big Sky. Don’t miss a trip to America’s first national park, it’s worth visiting Mammoth Hot Springs, Old Faithful, Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and Lake Village. Visiting the park is a perfect way to spend a day in nature and complete your stay in this are.

 

Hot springs in Yellowstone Photo Credit
Hot springs in Yellowstone Photo Credit

Big Sky is a perfect activity based vacation for all outdoorsy people. Having the chance to explore an area that’s covered in snow most of the year is a unique experience. It’s beautiful.

Big Sky is a must see for all serious hikers and nature lovers. Make it a part of your summer trip and make sure you explore this hidden gem of Montana.

 

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