Big Summer under Big Skies
Collected by Flash Parker, AFAR Ambassador
You deserve a big summer under big skies – and you deserve to have it in Montana. Whether you're in a saddle or a harness, on a raft or a water slide, in hiking boots or golfing shoes, you're bound to make the most of your summer with this collection of thrilling warm weather adventures. This summer (or winter), come find out why they call Montana Big Sky country.
Moose Creek Rd, Highway 191 Mile 56, Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730, USA
Cache Creek Outfitters specializes in horseback fly fishing trips, trail rides and multi-day pack-trips. The company provides horses, fishing equipment, food and the most expert guides in the area. With little to no responsibility, all you need to...
1205 Pizzini Way, Anaconda, MT 59711, USA
While you're at Old Works, scoring a few bogies and trying desperately to avoid another sand trap, pause and take some time to enjoy the scenery. What is now a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course of lush fairways and loathed bunkers was once one of the...
205 Cottonwood Dr, Whitefish, MT 59937, USA
Take advantage of Montana's rugged wilderness with rock climbing lessons from a top notch professional. Link Neimark, of Rock Climb Montana, is a certified instructor with over 25 years of climbing experience. His comprehensive knowledge, natural...
3001 Bancroft St, Missoula, MT 59801, USA
Beat the heat in Big Sky Country with an afternoon at Splash Montana Waterpark. With three-story waterslides, a lazy river and Olympic sized pool you'll find plenty of fun, cool distractions from the sticky heat of July. Bring the whole family;...
63960 Gallatin Rd, Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730, USA
An exciting way to get outdoors and enjoy the rugged Montana scenery is from your raft seat on a wild and raging river. Montana Whitewater Raft Company offers trips down the Yellowstone, Gallatin and Madison Rivers; each river offering different...
26356 Soup Creek Rd, Swan Lake, MT 59911, USA
Few experiences epitomize the Wild West like a pack trip through Glacier National Park, or a ride through the Swan Valley. Swan Mountain Outfitters arranges some of the very best trips in the state, many of which are suitable for all ages and...
Choteau, MT 59436, USA
Enjoy the outdoors without a worry in the world; Dropstone Outfitting allows you to enjoy your hike through the Bob Marshall Wilderness without the burden of carrying your own gear or food. You don't even need to know where you are or where you're...
163 Chico Rd, Pray, MT 59065, USA
The Absaroka Range, stretching across the Montana-Wyoming border, is often overlooked by visitors in a hurry to get to Yellowstone. In fact, most people don’t realize that when entering Yellowstone from the northeast gate, they’re actually zipping...
2819 US-89, Gardiner, MT 59030, USA
If you’re heading to Yellowstone National Park via Gardiner, Montana, the first monument likely to catch your attention isn’t a mountain or a lake or a bear (OK, it may be a bear – be careful): it is the stunning Roosevelt Arch, set in stone back...
511 Pleasant St, Miles City, MT 59301, USA
Miles City is usually a nice, quiet place - a quaint eastern Montana town, known for its laid-back pace, outdoor access, and Western graces. But when the Bucking Horse Sale rides into town, things can get a little hectic. Just ask the poor cowboys...
E Rosebud Rd, Montana, USA
The East Rosebud Trail – known by many as The Beaten Path – is one of Montana’s great hikes. The trail is 26-miles in length, but it’s not particularly arduous: hikers of solid experience and stamina can complete the entire circuit in a single...
Great Falls, MT, MT, USA
Lost in Memory - I have always enjoyed the long quiet roads located throughout central and eastern Montana. When I am driving these quiet roads, like the one pictured here, I often find myself lost in the memories of my youth -- a quiet reflection...
58 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601, USA
Big Dipper Ice Cream makes their own homemade ice cream on location, serving up unique flavor such as Banana Honey, Lemon Custard and Circus Animal Cookie. It's a popular hangout in the summer with lots of friendly Montana faces.
46651 Gallatin Rd, Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730, USA
Big Sky offers a variety of active excursions to experience the adventure of Montana. Whitewater rafting is one of the many options available and a great way to get out on the gorgeous Gallatin River running through the countryside. Highly...
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