When it comes to planning a vacation for the whole family in Big Sky, Montana, it always helps to have a few travel tips at hand. As Gallatin County locals, we know all about the best things to do in the area. We’ll tell you all about our favorite outdoor family activities in Big Sky, MT, so you can be sure that you’ll have the best vacation possible!
Whether you visit the area during summer or winter, you’ll find a plethora of family-friendly outdoor activities that the whole group will enjoy. Take a look at our activities guides below. Plus, as one of the top hotels in Big Sky, we’re happy to offer an array of fantastic vacation packages.
Our Picks for the Best Outdoor Family Activities in Big Sky, MT
1. Gemstone Mining
What child wouldn’t want to search for buried, sparkly treasures? Better yet, what adult wouldn’t want to?! Gather the family and head to Big Sky Resort, and try your luck at gemstone mining. As you pour dirt over a screen and run a stream of water over it, you’ll discover fascinating gems and fossils from around the world.
Big Sky is home to some of the best skiing opportunities in America, and whether you’re young or old, the area has something for everyone. When you stay with us at The Wilson Hote, you’ll have access to outstanding skiing locations, such as Lone Peak, Moonlight Basin, and Big Sky Resort. The resort offers ski passes, lift passes, and ski gear rentals, so you have everything at your fingertips you need for the ultimate skiing adventure.
If you crave an adrenaline rush, you need to experience ziplining in Big Sky. You’ll be able to see out-of-this-world scenery from a bird’s eye view while soaring through the air. Geyser Whitewater Expeditions is proud to offer two ziplining tours, including their Adventure Zip and Nature Zip. On each tour, you’ll catch sight of mountainous terrains, towering treetops, and deep canyons. Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for moose!
Gallatin County is loaded with picturesque scenery and outstanding hiking trails. During your next family vacation, gather your group and go exploring this magical terrain. Some of our favorite picks for hiking trails include the Uplands Trail, Lava Lake Trailhead, Beehive Basin Trail, Ousel Falls Park Trail, and Lone Mountain Trail.
5. Yellowstone National Park
One of the best parts about vacationing in Big Sky is that you’ll be close to Yellowstone National Park. With striking scenery and endless opportunities for adventure, this park is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Some of the best things to do during a trip to Yellowstone National Park include horseback riding, nature and wildlife day tours, whitewater rafting, visiting Old Faithful, and more.
Stay at Our Family-Friendly Hotel in Big Sky
Stay with us at The Wilson Hotel during your fun-filled family vacation in Big Sky. We offer an array of high-quality accommodations, including our Two-Bedroom Suite, which is ideal for groups. It includes two bedrooms (with two king beds or a king bed and two queen beds), a fully functioning kitchen, large sectional sofas, and more. Plus, you’ll have access to our excellent amenities, such as our onsite pool and hot tub.
Check our availability and start planning your unforgettable vacation to Big Sky today.