You're mistaken if you believe that ski towns are only worth visiting during ski season. With reduced prices, lower crowds, and gorgeous weather, spring is an awesome time to travel to Big Sky. Here are a few fun ways to make the most of a warm weather trip to Big Sky!
There is so much to do in Big Sky's great outdoors! After a winter of snowfall, the town's landscape explodes with beautiful nature that is not to be missed. Hiking, rafting, and shopping at the farmers' market are fantastic ways to get outside, although there is no shortage of activities to enjoy.
Being so close to Yellowstone, you can rest assured that Big Sky is home to some spectacular hiking. The area has tons of trails to pick from. Uplands Trail (2 miles) is a community-created trail that offers expansive views of Big Sky's town center as well as Huckleberry Ridge Tuff. If you love hiking to waterfalls, then you should try Ousel Falls Trail (1.6 miles), which is a family-friendly, pretty hike that is accessible from Town Center.
Looking for more of a challenge? Beehive Basin (6.6 miles) is one of Big Sky's most popular trails. It features great views, a glacial lake, wild flowers, and impressive alpine terrain. Pack a lunch and make a day of tackling this phenomenal hike.
Looking for an adrenaline-inducing adventure? Go rafting in Big Sky! Rising water levels in the late spring and summer make for some truly spectacular whitewater rafting. There are many great rafting companies available in the Big Sky area, but I like Gallatin River Rafting for their convenience and quality. They are an excellent, experienced company that offers rafting expeditions for people with all different rafting experience levels. You can also check out Montana Whitewater and Geyser Whitewater.
Shop at the Farmers' Market
When I travel, I love to visit local farmers' markets. Big Sky Farmers' Market is worth checking out, as it will help you get to know local food on a much deeper level. Big Sky's market operates on Wednesdays from 5 PM until 8 PM, starting in June and running through August. With many food vendors, there is much to see and taste!
If you love to bike, then you should check out the Big Sky Loop. A local favorite, this route runs for 187 miles and takes three days to complete. The mountain terrain and ranch land along the trail is some of the most beautiful in the west and is totally worth the challenges that the trail throws at you. Section it up and take your time tackling some or all of the gorgeous loop! Local bike rentals are available to visitors.
What's your favorite way to spend a spring day in Big Sky?