Fantastic Fall Activities in Big Sky

There is no bad season to enjoy Montana but as temps start to cool and the air begins to crisp you can make the most of your September, October, and November in Big Sky. Optimal temps and sights make it an amazing all-around experience.  

As you start to feel the chill in the air and the days get shorter, it’s time to break out your favorite sweater and make the most of your fall by planning a trip to Big Sky, Montana. Fall in Big Sky looks a little different than lower-lying areas. The elevation is around 7,200 feet and the first snow can fall as early as October marking a winter that’s fast approaching. The temperatures drop to the 70s and 60s by September and the air gets nice and crisp. Big Sky promises fall adventure and fun no matter what you enjoy and the perfect temperatures to boot.  
Here are a few of the things we love to do during fall in Big Sky:  

#1: Chasing Colors on the Mountain 

What could be better than fall colors in the mountains? Aspen and cottonwood trees turn into a beautiful array of red and gold. Big Sky erupts with color starting as soon as September so get out there and start exploring! 
Hiking: We recommend Ousel Falls for the beginner and Beehive Basin or Lava Lake for the more seasoned hiker.  
Photography: Besides the trees, you’ll see plenty of wildlife to photograph while you’re out and about. Elk, fascinating birds, bighorn sheep, and bison are all usual suspects in the area (you might even see a moose or two).  

#2: Seek Out Some Adventure 

Big Sky, Montana is the perfect place to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. You can have all the usual summer fun through the fall but with temperatures that are very comfortable. Step out there and give it a go!  
Fly-Fishing: Big Sky is famous for Gallatin River and other fishing holes offering some of the best fly-fishing anywhere in the world. If you’re new to the fly-fishing game, take a guided tour and learn from an expert on casting techniques and the best flies during the fall.  
Horseback Riding: If you’re not in the mood for hiking, horses are a great mode of transportation along the mountainside. Just like in the old western movies, join one of the local outfitters on saddleback and get a unique perspective on the beauty of Big Sky.  


#3: Refresh & Relax 

Most of us love autumn for the pumpkin spice, bonfires, and calm, quiet nights. You can enjoy all of that in Big Sky while being surrounded by beautiful landscapes. From the comfort of your cabin to the bustling events & restaurants, you can relax in whatever way you choose.  
Eat, Drink & Be Scary: Check out some of the delicious local restaurants and breweries. Olive B’s, The Cabin, and Lotus Pad are a few great restaurants to check out, and then head over to Beehive Basin Brewery for a nice 50 Caliber Coffee Porter to keep you warm as the weather cools at night.  
Local Events: Haunted Peaks Halloween Festival is an incredibly fun two-day festival that takes place at the end of October. Dress up and check out the fun decorations or a film festival that’s suited for the whole family!  
Just Stay In: With loads of cabin rentals to choose from, you can see the beautiful fall colors right from your porch. Sip on your coffee, read a good book, or get in the hot tub with a glass of wine. Whatever you want to do, Ascend Properties has the perfect Big Sky vacation rental for you.  

Book a Big Sky Vacation Rental today and see why fall is such a great time to be in Montana.  

When you book a vacation rental in Big Sky, you can have the perfect cabin to fit your needs no matter which adventure you’re taking. Many cabins come with large porches to sit and relax and even hot tubs to soak in the outdoors as temperatures cool. You’re sure to fall in love with Big Sky fall so start planning and book your rental now!   

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