Pet Friendly Activities: Tail-Wagging Adventures to Do in Big Sky

If you’re looking for pet-friendly activities in Big Sky, you’ve come to the right place. We have an excellent list of ideas to keep you and your best friend busy throughout your stay. From hiking trails and rivers to breweries and parks, Big Sky has plenty of fun things to do outdoors in Montana’s natural beauty. You can create a wonderful vacation without worrying about leaving your fur baby behind! Here are six fun things to do.

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6 Pet-Friendly Activities in Big Sky, Montana

Hike to Beehive Basin and Other Hiking Trails

Beehive Basin is a popular and stunning hike with breathtaking views of mountainous landscapes and valleys. The trail is well-known for its dog-friendliness and is a moderate hike. It is a great place to go with your pets to explore the rich outdoors in a fun way. The trail is about 6 miles round trip and may take around 3-4 hours, depending on your speed and experience. Make sure to bring water and snacks for you and your dog. The North Fork Trail and Lemonknob Loop are other dog-friendly trails rated for moderate-level hiking, and if you want a more challenging trail to hike, try the Cinnamon Mountain Trail.

Hang Out At Beehive Basin Brewery in Town Center

If you love a good craft beer, check out Beehive Basin Brewery. This microbrewery is in the Town Center of Big Sky next to Roxy’s Market. You can bring your best friend and enjoy their beer while hanging out in a friendly, fun atmosphere. Another dog-friendly establishment is Ousel & Spur Pizza Co., where you can enjoy hand-tossed pizza on their outdoor dog-friendly tables.

Play in the Gallatin River

The Gallatin River is well-known among locals and visitors alike. It offers many activities like fishing, rafting, kayaking, and other fun water activities. It’s a fun place to take your pet swimming in the crystal-clear water or exploring the lush forests and rock outcrops. Bring a picnic and your dog’s toys for a great afternoon spent hanging out and playing fetch! Make sure to keep your pet on a leash and bring pickup bags to help keep the area pristine for everyone.

Visit the Big Sky Town Center for Pet-Friendly Activities

The Big Sky Town Center is located in the heart of Big Sky, MT, and is a great place to bring your dog. It is a hub of activity with many shops and restaurants throughout the area. Many have outdoor seating areas perfect for you and your dog to hang out. So, you can get something to eat and shop with your best friend next to you. But remember the area’s rules and help keep it clean so everyone can enjoy it with you.

Play at Big Sky Community Park

You can go to the Big Sky Community Park down the street. It’s a great place to get outdoors and make sure your pet is getting enough exercise while you’re on vacation. In addition, there are also picnic areas, a playground, and a sports field for other activities.

Get a ‘Dog Days in the Mountain’ Special

We love dogs, so we created a special vacation package for other dog lovers to celebrate our furry friends. The Dog Days in the Mountains special has perks you and your dog will love. Get dog treats, a doggy gift pack, a gift certificate to Beehive Brewery, and much more. We’ll also make a donation to the local animal shelter in your dog’s name.


suiteIf you want to stay in luxury and ultimate comfort during your exciting vacation in Big Sky, stay at The Wilson Hotel. We offer cozy, spacious suites with great amenities like a full kitchen, fitness center, game room, and complimentary breakfast. We also have pet-friendly rooms just for you and your best friend!

Enjoy our bar and lounge, picnic area, outdoor pool, hot tub, playground, complimentary shuttle services, and ground transportation. We think you will love The Wilson Hotel, and we are situated next to many great restaurants with mouthwatering dishes! Browse our stylish suites, book a reservation, and plan your vacation today!