11 Books About Big Sky That You Should Read

Big Sky is an inspiring place.

The surrounding mountains of southwest Montana beckon both locals and visitors alike to get outside and play in Big Sky's backyard. But sometimes we all just need a down day. The next time you feel like kicking back and relaxing, why don't you pick up one of these books about Big Sky, Montana? We think you'll enjoy them.

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Below we've created a quick list of books about Big Sky, Montana and the surrounding region. For anyone who's a fan of Big Sky, you'll definitely enjoy reading these books. As you can imagine, there are plenty of wild tales involving our mountain town.

Tucked into the middle of the Madison Range on the northwest corner of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, Big Sky has a rich history of cowboys, mountain men, ranchers, skiers, fishermen, celebrities, and of course national parks. These books of history, photography, local knowledge, geology, sports, and more will help you to see Big Sky in a whole new way.

Looking for a good book to read? Here's a selection of 11 books about Big Sky that you'll enjoy:

Reading Books At The Coffee Shop | Pixabay Image
Reading Books At The Coffee Shop | Pixabay Image

  1. Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West by Stephen Ambrose
  2. The Incident At Big Sky: The True Story of Sheriff Johnny France and the Capture Of The Mountain Men by Johnny France and Malcolm McConnell
  3. Empire Of Shadows: The Epic Story Of Yellowstone by George Black
  4. Montana: Skiing The Last Best Place by Brian Hurlbut with photos by Craig W. Herbert
  5. Freedom Found: My Life Story by Warren Miller and Andy Bigford
  6. Roadside Geology of Montana by David D. Alt
  7. Good Night, Chet: A Biography of Chet Huntley by Lyle Johnston
  8. The Skier’s Guide to the Biggest Skiing in America by Jeff Strickler
  9. Big Sky Names, An Amble Through Western History and Ecology on the Roads, Streams, and Developments of Big Sky, Montana by Jeff Strickler
  10. A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean
  11. Images of America: Big Sky by Jeff Strickler and Anne Marie Mistretta in cooperation with the Historic Trail Ranch Conservators

Are any of these books about Big Sky on your bookshelf already? Did we miss any books that you'd recommend? Please let us know and we'll update this list accordingly.

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We fully encourage you to read these books about Big Sky. They will help you to see our mountain town in a whole new way and will hopefully give you a new appreciation for what Big Sky is really all about.

Read a book. It's good for you.

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