Guided Hikes
Enjoy a scenic lift ride up the mountain and explore the area with a guide on one of our hiking trails

Guided Hikes

Enjoy a scenic lift ride up the mountain and explore the area with a guide on one of our hiking trails
Guided hikes & trail information

Big Sky Resort is closed for the summer season. We hope to see you next year!

Guided Hikes

Big Sky is home to amazing hikes, and you are in luck if you hope to explore paths featuring wildflowers, roaring streams, distant snowclad peaks, and clean, crisp mountain air. Tie on your hiking boots and explore the miles and miles of trails in Gallatin National Forest or close neighbor Yellowstone National Park. From the Resort's Mountain Village, you can enjoy a scenic lift ride up the mountain and then choose one of several self-guided nature trails, or explore the area with a guide on one of our guided hikes.

Our Basecamp Guides carry Bear Spray and are educated in Wildlife Awareness to provide peace of mind while you explore the great outdoors.

We offer private 2-hour guided hikes for groups up to 8 people. You and your hiking guide will determine the best route around our for your interests and ability level. 


Guided Scenic Lift Experience

Customized for your group, this one-hour guided experience will take you around the mountain via chairlift to learn about Big Sky Resort and the natural beauty that surrounds us. Take a ride up Explorer and learn about local flora and fauna, or take in the sweeping views of Lone Mountain and Spanish Peaks from the top of Swift Current 6 or Ramcharger 8.


Last Updated: Saturday, 01:21 PM

Big Sky Resort Hiking Trails

  • Open Open
  • Scenic Only Scenic Only
  • On Hold On Hold
  • Bike Only Bike Only
  • Closed Closed
Hiking Trails
Closed
Ambush Loop
Intermediate
Closed
Moose Tracks
Intermediate
Closed
Huckleberry
Intermediate
Closed
Upper Moose Tracks
Intermediate
Closed
Thimbleberry
Intermediate
Closed
Challenger Hike
Advanced
Closed
Shedhorn Out & Back
Advanced
Closed
Summit Climb
Expert


Please note that due to Tram construction, the Summit Climb to the top of Lone Peak will be permanently closed for the summer. Learn more about what's coming in Big Sky 2025.

Last Updated: Saturday, 01:21 PM

Multi-Use Trails (open to hikers & bikers)

  • Open Open
  • Scenic Only Scenic Only
  • On Hold On Hold
  • Bike Only Bike Only
  • Closed Closed
Multi Use Trails
Closed
Gallatin's Dream
Beginner
Closed
Southside Trail
Beginner
Closed
Lake Trail
Beginner
Closed
Otter Way
Intermediate
Closed
Coolridge
Intermediate
Closed
Madison Loop
Intermediate
Closed
Madison Village Connector
Intermediate
Closed
Lodge Loop
Intermediate
Closed
Otter Connector XC
Intermediate
Closed
Elkhorn Trail
Intermediate

Best Hikes in Big Sky, Montana

Jun 29, 2021

Exploring the resort and its surroundings by foot is a great way to get immersed in Montana’s wild landscapes


Trail Etiquette

This is a multi-use trail system (motorized vehicles and horses not allowed). Bikers must yield to hikers. Pets must be under control at all times. Please clean up after your pet. Smoking is prohibited.

Leave No Trace

Be sensitive to your surroundings. Wet trails are vulnerable to erosion and damage. Stay on existing trails, respect signage, and please pack out your trash.

Plan Ahead 

Know your equipment, your ability, and the area in which you are traveling. Be prepared and carry the necessary gear for changes in weather and other conditions.

Be Bear Aware

Are you prepared to encounter one? Be alert, make noise, carry bear spray, avoid hiking alone, and do not run. For more information and tips, read about Bear Safety on the National Park Service website.


During the summer season, access to the Big Sky Resort for recreational purposes is free of charge. A lift ticket is required to ride the chair lifts, but lift tickets do NOT create access to Big Sky Resort.