Hiking and Biking

Biking in Big Sky

Big Sky has fantastic trails for biking both in town and on adjacent Forest Service land. Many of them are accessible from Grizzly Outfitters. Please visit us when you are in Big Sky and we will direct you to a ride of your liking. We staff a full service bike shop during the Summer months offering new bike sales and service facilities, as well as a bike rental shop. Our bike shop offers clothing, packs, tires, tubes and everything else you may need for a day or a week of riding.

Reserve a bike HERE.

See our bike repair services and rates HERE.

Mountain Bike Trail Conditions – Last revised: Fri, Jun 5, 2015

Trail Download Map Latest Conditions Average Season
Grizzly Loop Grizzly Loop Open June 15 Late April – September
Beehive Ridge to North Fork Loop Beehive Ridge Loop Snowy Late June – September
Little Wapiti Creek Loop Little Wapiti Loop Snowy Late June – September
First Yellow Mule to Buck Ridge Get Big Sky Bike Map at Grizzly Outfitters Snow starting at 8000′
Pica Point Loop Pika Point Loop Snow Late June – September
Wapiti to Sage Creek Loop Wapiti to Sage Loop Snow June – September
Ramshorn Lake to Porcupine Creek Get Big Sky Bike Map at Grizzly Outfitters Snow June – September
Portal to Porcupine Creek Portal to Porcupine Snow July – September
Garnet Mountain Loop Garnet Mtn Loop Snow
Mica Creek Loop Mica Creek Loop Clear with snow at top June – September
Big Sky Resort Downhill Trails Map at Big Sky Opening Soon June – September

Additional Bike maps, guide books and information available at grizzly outfitters – contact us for more info!

Hiking in Big Sky

Big Sky and nearby Yellowstone Park have a lifetime’s worth of trails for hiking. There are several shorter hikes right in town. Please visit us when you are in Big Sky and we will direct you to a hike appropriate for you and your family. Grizzly Outfitters sells everything you may need for a day hike or a week-long backpacking trip. We have the largest selection of hiking footwear in Big Sky, as well as packs, rain gear, bear spray, socks, insect repellant, sun screen and even car-camping accessories.

Hiking Trail Conditions – Last revised: Fri, Jun 5, 2015

Trail Latest Conditions Average Season
Porcupine Creel Clear Late April – September
North Fork Bottom Clear Late June – September
Beehive Basin Snow at Lake Late June – September
Lava Lake Snow at top June – September
Specimen Creek Snow June – September
Cinnamon Creek First 3 miles clear June – Spetmber

Maps, guide books and back country information available at grizzly outfitters – contact us!

Weather

The Weather in Big Sky is unpredictable. There are no accurate figures for Big Sky’s climate, Click here for climatic statistics for Bozeman and West Yellowstone. Keep in mind that Big Sky’s temperatures fall somewhere in between the two, but if you are headed into the high country it is usually colder with higher levels of precipitation in most months. During the Spring and Summer months, afternoon thunderstorms are common and can result in drastic temperature drops.

  • bear_signAlways bring extra food and clothing.
  • Prepare for the worst.
  • When biking, bring parts as most of the rides access very remote country.

Bears

Sign on Taylor Fork FS Road. Several epic rides access prime grizzly habitat. Never ride alone. Maximize your presence.

Bears, both black and grizzly, inhabit our region. They are most active from March until November, but can be seen any time of year including Winter. Traveling in groups and making noise to maximize your presence is the best line of defense. Bear mace, available in our store, has been found to be quite effective at deterring bears should they charge. Bears of both varieties, but grizzlies in particular, should be treated with great respect, avoiding confrontations when possible. Mountain bikers need to be especially careful, since they tend to travel quickly and quietly.