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Leave No Trace!

Big Sky boasts some of the most breathtaking landscapes. From majestic mountains teeming with wildflowers to serene meadows and sparkling rivers, there's something for every explorer.

To ensure these natural treasures remain pristine for generations to come, we encourage visitors to follow the 7 Leave No Trace Principles. These principles are a practical guide for minimizing your impact on the environment, allowing you to explore responsibly and leave no trace behind.

Be Prepared

1). Plan Ahead & Prepare: 

  • Research, pack, and plan for a safe and smooth adventure.

2). Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces:

  • Minimize Your footprint by choosing existing campsites and following designated trails.

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3). Dispose of Waste Properly: 

  • Pack it in; Pack it out: Leave no trace of your visit, including trash, food scraps, and pet waste. 

4). Leave What You Find:

  • Respect cultural areas, and leave natural objects where you find them, including rocks and flowers. 

Fire Safety     

5). Minimize Campfire Impacts:

  • Respect fire regulations.  Use designated fire rings and properly extinguish fires before leaving camp. 

6). Respect Wildlife:

  • Observe wildlife from a distance.  Do not approach or feed them.  

7). Be Considerate of Others:

  • Share the trail and respect the experience for other explorers. 


For additional resources and information, visit the official Leave No Trace website.