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Best Summer Activities in Big Sky, Montana

Summertime Fun in Big Sky Country

Codeth Cameron
CodethContent Coordinator
Best Summer Activities in Big Sky, Montana

Visiting Big Sky in the winter is a blast, but it can be just as exciting during the summertime. With activities like horseback riding, archery, mountain biking and golf, the summer fun is endless.

Horseback Riding

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Photo courtesy of  Lone Mountain Ranch

Big Sky is the quintessential Western town where you’ll see a horse almost everywhere. Visitors get to immerse themselves in the untamed beauty of the surrounding landscape while horseback riding through Big Sky Country. You’ll witness panoramic views, lush forests, and maybe even catch glimpses of local wildlife. This equestrian escapade is facilitated by many outfitters including 320 Guest Ranch, Lone Mountain Ranch, Cache Creek Outfitters and you can even arrange horseback riding in the world renowned Yellowstone National Park

Tip: For more of that old west vibe, Lone Mountain Ranch has weekly rodeo competitions for all to enjoy!

Mountain Biking

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Although many know Big Sky because of its world class skiing, its mountain biking scene is just as amazing. You can enjoy an exhilarating ride through the many trails in the area, no matter your level. Some popular trails include Garnet Mountain, Cinnamon Mountain Trail, Porcupine, Uplands Trail Loop, Mica Creek and among others!


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Looking to learn a new skill with the entire family? Then we suggest trying archery! This is a perfect summer activity for everyone to enjoy. Big Sky Resort has 1-hour lessons available during the summer for $51 per person (including Ramcharger 8 lift ride) and you can go in groups of up to 6 persons. There is also Big Sky Archery that has one-on-one lessons for $40 per hour. With Big Sky Country as your backdrop, you’re bound to have an amazing and immersive experience learning how to shoot these bows. 

Golfing - Big Sky Golf Course 

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Photo courtesy of  Visit Big Sky

  • Distance from Wander Big Sky Basin: 7.8miles  

  • Location: 45465 Gallatin Road,Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730

  • Phone:  (406) 995-5780

  • Website: https://bigskyresort.com/golf

Situated at an impressive elevation of 6,500 feet, this picturesque 18-hole, par-72 course offers breathtaking panoramic views, ample opportunities for long drives, and the occasional sighting of deer, moose, or elk gracefully wandering across the greens. The Big Sky Golf Course at Big Sky Resort stands as the sole public golf course in the area. It boasts a comprehensive pro shop providing gear sales and rentals, as well as opportunities for golf lessons, clinics, and engaging tournaments that span the vibrant summer season. With the long days, summertime is the perfect time for tee time.

The summertime in Big Sky is an exhilarating time as the great outdoors beckons to you. The thrill seekers will love it here! If you ever need somewhere to stay in between your summer adventures, you can check out Wander Big Sky Basin. For more information on how to book or to ask any other question regarding a trip to the home, our 24/7 Wander Concierge is always ready to help. Just send them a message directly in the Wander app or via text at 737-377-3205. We can't wait to have you!

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