Big Sky Attractions
Big Sky Ski Resorts

Big Sky Resort • Montana is home to the Biggest Skiing in America and a favorite Rocky Mountain Ski Resort. Enjoy luxury to budget accommodations or affordable ski packages with slopeside lodging during the winter season. The Big Sky Mountain Village offers a walkable campus with apres ski, dining, music and shopping. During the summer season Big Sky Resort is the Basecamp to Yellowstone National Park. Spend your summer vacation enjoying a plethera of activities including zipline, fly-fishing, whitewater rafting, scenic lift, biking, hiking and horseback. Visit the Yellowstone Conference Center with your meeting or conference and bring the family for a rocky mountain vacation. Big Sky Resort's meeting facilities offer exceptional service and team building activities.

Moonlight Basin • On the north side of Lone Peak is a place so wild, beautiful, and open, good people naturally come together. Come explore a Montana resort community committed to conservation and restoration of the land we cherish. You’ll experience naturally enriched mountain living a stone’s throw fromYellowstone National Park and the very best in Montana hospitality.

Yellowstone National Park
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Established on March 1, 1872, Yellowstone National Park is the first and oldest national park in the world.
Preserved within Yellowstone are Old Faithful Geyser and some 10,000 hot springs and geysers, the majority of the planet's total. These geothermal wonders are evidence of one of the world's largest active volcanoes; its last eruption created a crater or caldera that spans almost half of the park.

An outstanding mountain wildland with clean water and air, Yellowstone is home of the grizzly bear and wolf, and free-ranging herds of bison and elk. It is the core of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, one of the largest intact temperate zone ecosystems remaining on the planet.

The human history of the park dates back 12,000 years. The events of the last 130 years of park history are reflected in the historic structures and sites associated with various periods of park administration and visitor facilities development.

Regional Wildlife
grizzly bearsNowhere else in the United States, including Alaska, can the casual visitor observe such a striking diversity of "charismatic mega-fauna" (the large mammals) that abound in this region, Bald eagles, golden eagles, black bear, the elusive cougar, the wolverine, the pine marten and the gray wolf. Jackson Hole and Yellowstone are home to that most formidable icon of wildness, the grizzly bear. The region also hosts the largest herds of elk in North America and is one of the few remaining areas in the lower 48 states where the grizzly bear still roams in significant numbers, and is home to the largest free-ranging herd of bison in the lower 48 states.
Gallatin River

Gallatin River Whitewater RaftersThe Gallatin River of southwestern Montana is a beautiful freestone trout stream that doubles as a whitewater adventure destination, it is an amazingly scenic The Gallatin is a well-known, easily accessible, and heavily fished, trout stream that, despite those pitfalls, offers three species of trout that eagerly take dry flies and nymphs in one of the most beautiful and rugged portions of Montana.

The Gallatin has 120 miles of appealing trout water, including a delicate upper portion that flows through lush meadows, a roily middle section that cuts through a spectacular, heavily forested canyon, and a lower stretch that twists across a broad valley before meeting the Jefferson and Madison rivers at Three Forks. Parts of the movie A River Runs Through It were filmed on the Gallatin. The River winds through high alpine meadows, dropping into the rocky Gallatin Canyon, and flowing out into the Gallatin Valley. It is also known as a blue-ribbon trout water. It is a tremendous asset to the communities of Bozeman, Big Sky and West Yellowstone.

Grizzly Discovery Center

A Not-for-Profit Wildlife Park and Educational Facility

Open 365 days a year
(GWDC bears do not hibernate)
Admission is good for two consecutive days

The Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center offers every visitor to Yellowstone a chance to uniquely experience
the world of grizzly bears and gray wolves. All the animals at the Center are unable to survive in the wild
and serve as ambassadors for their wild counterparts.

Accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums

Custer National Forest
Have a great hiking adventure along the Highland Trail, obviously you could also have a look at Alpine Lake since you're here; it's not far at all. Custer National Forest has lovely nature scenery for your viewing satisfaction. Fun pursuits are bountiful; there's always something for everybody to love. At Custer National Forest you find a heap of outdoors recreation, so you could have a heap of fun. Hiking along the Pyramid Trail is glorious fun. West Fork West Boulder River is a stream that you may come across while here; a lake nearby is West Boulder
Lake.

Gallatin National Forest
Located in southern Montana, the Gallatin National Forest has snowy peaks, alpine meadows, and scenic canyons. The Forest is brimming with abundant wildlife, dense timbered valleys and ridges with rugged peaks climbing to nearly 10,000 feet. Recreational activities like hiking, fishing, and snow sports are popular, while some of the streams are excellent for paddlers.
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