Hiking & Backpacking
Hiking in Montana is a great way to explore the state while experiencing nature and wildlife. Each trail offers an adventure into the vast openness of God's Country. From a scenic day hikes in Glacier National Park to a multi-day wilderness excursions in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Grab your backpack and find a trail that's right for you. The mountains are calling.
Explore Montana by watching its wildlife. You can find a little bit of everything; bighorn sheep, bears, elk, mountain goats, bison, and more!
Montana offers unmatched trails and undiscovered country for mountain bikers of all levels.
Paddle across the water so clear you can watch the trout swimming below you, ride thrilling rapids, or cast off and catch the wind by sailing across Flathead Lake. There is a little bit of everything that you can experience in the water in Montana!
There are few things more symbolic of the spirit of the American West than the horse. Of the many ways to explore Montana, horseback riding is the most traditional. Whether you are looking for a full-on, working ranch vacation or a just an afternoon of trail riding, there are countless options for adventure by horseback in The Last Best Place.
Fishing in Montana is a dream come true. Wade into crystal clear lakes or pebble-filled trout streams. Cast your line in the Paradise Valley or on Flathead Lake, only two of many prized locations for anglers in Big Sky Country. While waiting for your big catch, take a moment to see the mountains cascade around you or catch a glimpse of Montana wildlife. It truly is a scene out of "A River Runs Through It."
Looking to scale new heights against a pretty stunning backdrop? Big Sky Country offers plenty of outdoor rock climbing for all skill levels. Grab your harness, climbing shoes, rope, and a trusty belayer and check out some the best climbing spots in the Rocky Mountain West. Don't have gear of your own or need a lesson? No problem! Contact a local climbing guide for rentals and expertise.
Montana offers millions of acres of public lands filled with hunting opportunities. No matter what you are in search of, from big game to waterfowl, Montana offers a diversity of habitats and wildlife. Make sure to plan ahead and research regulations, permitting and legally accessible lands.
There are many places to choose from for your family's next winter adventure.
Camp in a tent or glamp! Camping style for everyone underneath the stars in Montana.
Not only can fat biking extend the cycling season into the snowy winter months, but it also offers the opportunity to explore new terrain and experience winter in Montana from two wheels. And it's a ton of fun. Check local resources for trail, pass or permit information.
Montana offers unmatched trails and undiscovered country for mountain bikers of all levels. Many communities feature bike shops with gear and know-how and trailheads right around the corner. Once you've finished your ride through spectacular scenery, stop in at the local brewery and swap stories with other bikers. The thrill of mountain biking in Big Sky Country will leave you with plenty of source material and lasting memories.
Montana is home to some truly majestic creatures, big and small. From the prairies to the mountains, our beautiful natural landscapes provide a rich diversity and abundance of wildlife habitats. National Parks, state parks, forests, wilderness areas, and wildlife refuges offer prime opportunities for wildlife watching, but head outdoors anywhere in Big Sky Country while paying attention and you're bound to encoutner some of our amzing fauna.