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Big Sky

Located a scenic hour-long drive through the Gallatin National Forest south of Bozeman, Big Sky has never been easier to access. Home to wide-open spaces, blue-ribbon trout rivers, endless miles of trails, and fascinating mountain vistas, Big Sky is your basecamp to the wonders of Yellowstone National Park and beyond.

Relax Back at our Bozeman Hotel

Once the adventures are done for the day and you make your way back to Kimpton Armory Hotel, you’ll find our offerings—from dinner at Fieldings to the cozy Sky Shed with its fire pit to our evening wine hour to Tune Upour basement whiskey bar—are the perfect way to end a day on the slopes.


Big Sky Activities in the Summer

Big Sky is flanked by beautiful mountains and endless trails to explore. Some popular Big Sky hikes include Beehive Basin, Lava Lake, Ousel Falls Trail, and Lone Mountain Trail. For more favorite Big Sky hikes and trail information, check out this list from Visit Big Sky. Don’t forget to stay Bear Aware while you hike!

Whitewater Rafting:
The mighty Gallatin River winds along beside the canyon road to Big Sky and offers a heart-pounding whitewater rafting experiences. Two local companies offering guided whitewater excursions: Geyser Whitewater Expeditions and Montana Whitewater Rafter & Zipline Co.

Mountain Biking:
With so many mountains, it’s no wonder Big Sky is a haven for mountain bikers. The area offers many trails for mountain biking, including the Big Sky Resort Mountain Biking Park and the Mountain to Meadow route . Local shops also rent bikes if you’d like to explore on your own.

Horseback Riding:
No summer trip to Montana is complete without a horseback riding excursion. To find a cowboy to lead your adventure, check out these local outfitters . Did you know you can also take a horseback ride through Yellowstone National Park ? Whether you prefer a day trip to see America’s first national park or dream of an overnight adventure in Yellowstone, licensed guides accommodate group or private rides.

Fly Fishing:
Whether you’re a seasoned angler or just beginning, the Gallatin River is known for its excellent fly fishing, and there are many outfitters in Big Sky that offer guided trips.

Calling all nature lovers! Summer in Big Sky offers camping in some of the most stunning scenery on earth. There are many campgrounds in the Big Sky area, including the popular Big Sky Resort Campground, which offers full hookups and quick access to hiking trails. For about $20 a night, camping represents a great value, along with those breathtaking views. We won’t tell if you need a few nights in a nearby 4-star hotel after all that camping...


Big Sky Activities in the Winter

Skiing and Snowboarding:
With 5,800 skiable acres and 36 lifts, Big Sky Resort is the second largest ski resort in the United States. Whether you drop into the Big Coulier from the summit of iconic Lone Peak Mountain or stick to the groomers and greens, Big Sky Resort offers terrain for all ages and abilities. If downhill isn’t your thing, there is plenty of cross-country terrain to keep you busy!

If you prefer a motor to move you through the snow, we suggest exploring the Big Sky backcountry on a snowmobile. Join a guided tour or rent your own machine and set out on an adventure (just don’t forget that map). Here are a few trails to get you started if this is your first trip to Montana.

If peacefully exploring the woods in the winter sounds idyllic, this is the activity for you. Big Sky Resort offers a two-hour guided snowshoeing experience perfect for adventurers 12 years and older. The Big Sky Community Organization offers a winter trail map to help you get your bearings around town and pick the trail best suited for you. If you want to venture beyond the townie trails, here are a few more scenic recommendations.

Dog Sledding:
Taking in Montana’s backcountry trails on a dog-powered sled is a bucket list experience for certain! Experience the thrill of dog sledding with a guided tour through the snowy landscape with a trusted local outfitter.

Snow Coach Tours:
Visiting Yellowstone National Park in the winter offers amazing opportunities to spot wildlife including bison, wolves, elk, bald eagles and more. Take in the magic of the park with a guided snow coach tour through Yellowstone National Park.

Après Ski:
After a long day on the slopes, relax and enjoy some après ski activities, such as soaking in hot springs or enjoying a drink at one of Big Sky's many restaurants and bars. Bozeman is a short drive away for more food, drink and entertainment options. Anytime you choose to visit Big Sky is a great time to visit! And remember, we’re here before you head to Big Sky and before you fly out.

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Big Sky Resort from Kimpton Armory Hotel?

Big Sky Resort is located about 50 miles from Kimpton Armory Hotel, a little over an hour of a drive.

What are some things to do during a day trip to Big Sky in the summer?

There are lots of fun activities to do at Big Sky during the warmer months. Some options include fly fishing, hiking, golfing, horseback riding, mountain biking, ziplining + whitewater rafting to name a few.

What are some things to do during a day trip to Big Sky in the winter?

During the winter, there are many snow activities to enjoy such as ice skating, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, snowboarding + skiing, of course! Big Sky even offers some fun seasonal activities like sleigh rides.

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