Montana Hiking Vacations

Backpackers Hiking in the Wilderness near Big Sky MontanaMontana’s endless hiking trails, traveling to high mountain peaks, panoramic scenic viewpoints, and hidden mountain lakes and streams, make for the ultimate hiking vacation in the Rockies. In the Big Sky area, guests can explore thousands of miles of backcountry in the surrounding Spanish Peaks and Gallatin Mountain Ranges, where colorful wildflowers abound and crisp, clear waters runs through the landscape.

Nearby Yellowstone National Park also features anything from short jaunts to thermal sites to longer treks to backcountry waterfalls and untouched wilderness areas, with wildlife viewing along the way.

The Low Dog Lodge is the perfect basecamp for Montana hiking vacations. Guests can walk right from the front door to access trails on Big Sky’s Lone Mountain, with summertime lift access to get further up or down the hill, or they can drive just a short distance to numerous trail heads.

Some popular Big Sky area hikes include:

Lava Lake: A 6-mile round trip to a mountain lake with amazing alpine views.

Beehive Basin: A 4.5-mile round trip hike in the Spanish Peaks to a small alpine lake and wildflower covered meadows.

Storm Castle: A 4-mile round trip to the top of the towering Castle Rock, overlooking the Gallatin River.

Ousel Falls: A 1-mile round trip hike, perfect for kids, back to a hidden waterfall.

Garnet Mountain: A 5-mile round trip hike to an old fire lookout station, with spectacular views of the Gallatin and Spanish Peak Mountain Ranges.

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