Did you know that snowshoes date back to over 4000 years ago? Snowshoeing is a fantastic way to get outside, enjoy some exercise, and explore the fresh winter snowfall. Big Sky, Montana, is a scenic playground that is home to a plethora of places to go snowshoeing. The trails are almost endless, but keep reading, and we’ll tell you about some of our favorite spots to go snowshoeing in Big Sky, MT.
Are you craving more winter excitement? Take a look at our Winter Activities Guide! From skiing to dog sledding to snowboarding, Big Sky has it all.
Where To Go Snowshoeing in Big Sky MT:
Big Sky Resort
Big Sky Resort offers an afternoon snowshoe tour that’s peaceful and scenic. The tour lasts about two hours and begins at Mountain Village. You’ll meander through the Moose Tracks Gully, which is a 2.2-mile roundtrip snowshoeing trail with an elevation gain of 400 feet.
Big Sky Adventures and Tours
Big Sky Adventures and Tours is your headquarters for snowshoe expeditions. They offer half-day, full-day, and evening guided snowshoe tours. You’ll explore the Yellowstone backcountry and learn about wildlife and winter ecology as you travel through mountains, forests, and breathtaking mountain vistas.
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park is home to many snowshoeing and cross-country skiing access trails. Some are well-groomed, and others are wild and unpredictable—there’s something for everyone! Some of the most popular trails in the park for snowshoeing adventures include the Canyon Rim Trail, Cascade Lake Trail, and North Rim Trail.
Gallatin National Forest
Gallatin National Forest provides many opportunities for snowshoeing. One of the most popular trails is Beehive Basin, which boasts some of the most stunning views that Big Sky offers. Beehive Basin is a 6.6-mile round trip that gains an elevation of 1500 feet and provides views of Lone Peak along the way.
Another popular trail is Lava Lake Trail, which is 6-miles roundtrip. The trail follows Cascade Creek through a lush forest, passing waterfalls, rock walls, and a sparkling lake. The hike can get a bit rocky and strenuous, so it’s best suited for experienced athletes.
Book Your Winter Escape at the Wilson Hotel
When it comes to Big Sky lodging, you won’t find anything better than The Wilson Hotel. We offer easy access to all the area’s most exciting activities and proximity to Yellowstone National Park. Our superior customer service, paired with luxurious guest rooms, is unmatchable. Plus, we offer top-notch amenities, such as an outdoor pool and hot tub, an onsite fitness center, complimentary breakfast, pet-friendly accommodations, and more.
When you stay in our Two-Bedroom Suite, you’ll enjoy two beds with plush bedding and large sectional sofas with down pillows. In the fully-functioning kitchen, you’ll find a coffee/tea maker, refrigerator, oven, dishes, and silverware. You won’t find better Big Sky living than this!
Check our availability and book your stay with us today. We can’t wait to have you!