Hiking & Backpacking
Hiking in Montana is a great way to explore the state while experiencing nature and wildlife. Each trail offers an adventure into the vast openness of God's Country. From a scenic day hikes in Glacier National Park to a multi-day wilderness excursions in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Grab your backpack and find a trail that's right for you. The mountains are calling.
Montana offers unmatched trails and undiscovered country for mountain bikers of all levels, as well as miles of paved and gravel roads for avid cyclists. Discover Montana on two wheels.
There are few things more symbolic of the spirit of the American West than the horse. Of the many ways to explore Montana, horseback riding is the most traditional. Whether you are looking for a full-on, working ranch vacation or a just an afternoon of trail riding, there are countless options for adventure by horseback in The Last Best Place.
Fishing in Montana is a dream come true. Wade into crystal clear lakes or pebble-filled trout streams. Cast your line in the Paradise Valley or on Flathead Lake, only two of many prized locations for anglers in Big Sky Country. While waiting for your big catch, take a moment to see the mountains cascade around you or catch a glimpse of Montana wildlife. It truly is a scene out of "A River Runs Through It."
Looking to scale new heights against a pretty stunning backdrop? Big Sky Country offers plenty of outdoor rock climbing for all skill levels. Grab your harness, climbing shoes, rope, and a trusty belayer and check out some the best climbing spots in the Rocky Mountain West. Don't have gear of your own or need a lesson? No problem! Contact a local climbing guide for rentals and expertise.
Camp in a tent or glamp! Camping style for everyone underneath the stars in Montana.
Montana offers unmatched trails and undiscovered country for mountain bikers of all levels. Many communities feature bike shops with gear and know-how and trailheads right around the corner. Once you've finished your ride through spectacular scenery, stop in at the local brewery and swap stories with other bikers. The thrill of mountain biking in Big Sky Country will leave you with plenty of source material and lasting memories.
Paddle across the water so clear you can watch the trout swimming below you, ride thrilling rapids, or cast off and catch the wind by sailing across Flathead Lake. There is a little bit of everything that you can experience in the water in Montana!
Montana offers millions of acres of public lands filled with hunting opportunities. No matter what you are in search of, from big game to waterfowl, Montana offers a diversity of habitats and wildlife. Make sure to plan ahead and research regulations, permitting and legally accessible lands.
There are places made for those with a winter soul. Places that exceed expectations, where at the end of the day when you settle in for the night, your heart is full and mind is dreaming about the epic adventures that await the next day. If you haven’t found that place, Montana is calling. From breathtaking mountain vistas to sweeping plains with charming small towns dotted in between, there are incredible experiences found around every corner. Combine endless adventure and spectacular views with winter in Montana, and you have a snow-covered paradise.