You’ll never run out of things to do in Montana in the summer
. Mountain biking, golf
, disk golf, fishing
, horseback riding
, whitewater rafting
and trips to Yellowstone are just a few of your options. All these activities can be enjoyed in the solitude and cool summer weather which makes Montana famous.
The legendary 11,166’ Lone Peak near Big Sky is a skiers delight in winter. In summer the Big Sky Gondola is open daily for hiking
and mountain biking weather permitting.
is popular in the summer as well. Circuitously winding along the West Fork of the Gallatin River, the Big Sky Golf Course was originally designed by Arnold Palmer and has a classic links style. If you prefer tossing disks instead of hitting balls, head over to the base of Andesite Mountain where you’ll find a stunning 9-hole disk golf course. Disks are available for rent from the local shop.
It doesn't get any better than Montana fishing
. Hundreds of miles of renowned rivers like the Madison, Yellowstone, and Gallatin are truly an angler's dream! Private and group outings are available from local fishing guide services, or venture on your own after stopping by a local fly fishing shop to get the low down on current fishing conditions.
Montana by horseback
is an invigorating experience. Local guides offer trips from ranging one-hour to multi-day outings, and, if you wish, you can even pack fishing rods on your saddle for those trips to a high mountain stream.
Interested in big adventure? Go whitewater rafting
on the Gallatin or Yellowstone Rivers. With everything from Class I to IV rapids, there is a river stretch for everyone in Southwestern Montana.
Montana earned its bidding as “The Last Best Place” because of its pristine wilderness and vast, mountainous landscape. So it’s no surprise that Montana is one of the premier destinations for mountain biking in the Rocky Mountain West. Montana’s sheer size and scope of trails is more extensive than one rider could probably conquer in a lifetime,. Find out more about our favorite Montana mountain biking trails.
And finally, the must see: the first national park in the United States, Yellowstone National Park
. Located a mere 18 miles from Big Sky, this 3,472 square mile park extends into three states: Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. This scenic park boasts a high concentration of unique geothermal features such as geysers (Old Faithful being the most famous), hot springs, and mud pots. This is also one of the largest intact temperate zone ecosystems remaining in the world, supporting a healthy population of grizzly bears, bison, elk, wolves and more.
Fishing, golf, hiking
, kayaking, balloon rides, wilderness tours and more are all waiting for you during the summer in Montana
Balloons Over Bozeman Bozeman, MT 406-586-1808
Safari Yellowstone & Grand Teton Livingston, MT 406-222-8557