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Winter Hiking | Photo: Glenniss Indreland
Do you love winter? Are you a fan of the great outdoors? It’s time to book a trip to Big Sky, Montana. Big Sky is the perfect destination for every winter enthusiast. While Big Sky might be most famous for skiing and snowmobiling, the winter hiking in Big Sky is also world class. In fact, hiking is one of the best ways to explore Big Sky, Montana all year long.
Big Sky is tucked into the middle of the mighty Madison Range and offers endless hiking opportunities. The sprawling Gallatin Range sits just across the Gallatin River and Yellowstone National Park is just minutes away. It’s the ideal place to get outside and enjoy the beautiful scenery of SW Montana while it’s under a blanket of snow.
Beehive Basin, Big Sky, Montana
These five hikes are definitely among the most popular options for winter hiking in Big Sky, but their are endless trails to explore. Don’t miss Porcupine Creek, North Fork, Daly Creek, Fawn Pass, or others. Stop by any of Big Sky’s outdoor retailers to grab gear or get more information about winter hiking in Big Sky. Download a trail map at BSCOMT.org.
If you’re heading into Big Sky’s backyard during the winter months, please be prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws your way. Dress appropriately. Carry the necessary gear, food, water, and extra layers. Check the weather. Be aware of avalanche conditions. Pack your camera. Depending on snow conditions, you’ll most likely want snowshoes and poles. And always, bring a friend.
Winter is one of the best times to get outside and enjoy the pristine surroundings and fresh air of Big Sky Country. Make a point of going winter hiking in Big Sky the next time you visit our mountain town. You’ll love it.