The Big Sky State is enormous with joyous nature in its entire magnificent splendor. From the mountain spires, themselves giants among other mountains, to mountain glens and fields covered in wildflowers, you just know you're in God's Country. Nowhere else is wildlife so well represented, plentiful, and accessible. Wolfs bears, beaver, and elk thrive in these parts. One can see a huge and powerful Grizzly bear crossing a field with her cubs, or a pack of sleek, powerful wolves. Elk and deer abound, as do eagles and hawks and owls. The mountain streams' waters are so cold and pure, the air itself so crisp and clear and all of it so clean—from the very first moments there, you'll realize this is a mountain paradise as we were meant to know it.
Things to Do
You'll want to stay as long as you can—perhaps forever. Big Sky Resort may be well known for winter activities but during the spring, summer and fall, a Big Sky vacation is all about golf. This is a world-class resort and golf course offering up 18 championship holes over 6,806 yards. The par-72 course was opened in 1974. The Arnold Palmer design has a course rating of 69 and a slope rating of 111. It's but one of many courses found throughout the state.
Whether you choose to mountain bike or take horses back, to stick to the paved roads or rough it, you'll find the area has been set up to accommodate visitors while protecting the wildlife and natural beauty. The Yellowstone and Madison River area boast some of the greatest blue river trout fishing in the nation, catch native cutthroat trout, rainbows, brook trout, brown trout on these legendary waters. Yellowstone Lake offers boat rentals and catch and release fishing. For those wishing to cook your own catch, say shore lunch? There are plenty of fishing hot spots for that as well. It's not at all uncommon to find some of that wildlife crossing the road, so reasonable caution is in order, both for the sake of the animals and that of the humans and their property. What a treat, to witness such creatures up close like that! See Buffalo, Elk, Deer, Birds of Prey, Grizzly Bears, Mountain Goats, Sheep, Fish and much more.
Nearby in Yellowstone National Park, interpretive centers abound throughout the park along with ranger stations, information centers, lodging options (need to call the park service and book well in advance to get reservations) history and museums. The National Park Service offers nature walks, and campfire talks. Most people never venture far from the road system in the park but keep in mind that if you take a hike in some of the more than 2000 miles of trails in Yellowstone National Park you will be rewarded for your effort. One will experience our nation’s first National Park in all its glory and splendor.
It's just about impossible to describe the grandeur and majesty of this truly awesome region. With all it’s protected state and national forests like the Gallatin and Beaverhead and of course National Parks, you need to visit yourself to even begin to appreciate it all.
Summer Vacation Deals
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Photo by George Marler