Warm Weather Activities
Big Sky, Montana, offers a wide variety of fun and relaxing summer activities for everyone, from hiking, horseback riding, fly fishing and golfing, to touring Yellowstone National Park.
Fly fishing is a popular summer activity. Big Sky is centrally located to three of the top trout streams in the U.S.—the Gallatin, Madison, and Yellowstone Rivers. The world-famous blue-ribbon Gallatin River is so close that you can rent a house right on its banks.
A great way to explore Big Sky and Yellowstone Country’s beautiful outdoors is on horseback. Tours are available throughout the summer months. Jake’s Horses has guided Big Sky locals and visitors alike, for over 30 years and is permitted to guide your party in the Gallatin Range, Lee Metcalf Wilderness, and in Yellowstone National Park.
Another very popular summer activity is touring Yellowstone National Park, only 45 minutes south of Big Sky. From day trips year-round and overnight trips during the summer—including Old Faithful, lunch at the Old Faithful Inn, wildlife tours and hiking excursions—you’ll see the Park up close and personal.
The nearby rivers provide great access for white-water rafting, kayaking, and canoeing enthusiasts, check out companies like Geyser Whitewater Expeditions and Grizzly Outfitters.
The Gallatin National forest offers a wealth of maintained hiking trails for those who want to venture into the wilderness. Ousel Falls is right down the street from some of our best properties. The RPM staff can provide hiking trail maps for your use and recommendations for every skill level.
If you’d rather stay close to home, the Arnold Palmer Signature Big Sky Golf Course is minutes from any of our rental homes, and some are right across the street. Big Sky offers the perfect climate to golf while enjoying “the Big Sky” on our beautiful, lush greens. After a full day of activity, our guests usually like to relax in a hot tub overlooking Lone Peak or dine at one of the many local restaurants. Choose from pizza or a sports bar to fine dining at Michaelangelos or Rainbow Ranch.