top of page
  • Writer's pictureSun Country

Seize the summer: Find “Big Sky” adventures in Montana

Mom and son hiking in Montana

With “Big Sky Country” comes a big opportunity for adventure, and we’ve got nonstop flights to four distinct cities in Montana to prove it. From mountain hikes to history lessons, here’s our round-up of where to go and what to do no matter what type of vacation you’re after this summer:  


Person on hike in Billings, Montana

If you want all the great outdoors Montana has to offer but still like having access to city-style amenities, Billings is for you. Affectionately referred to as “Montana’s Trailhead”, it makes the perfect home base for a mix of activities.  

Deep dive into history

Less than an hour from Billings, Little Bighorn Battlefield and National Monument memorializes the site where the battle of 1876 was fought. Self-guided tours allow you to learn at your own pace, but guided tours are also available. Check out Apsaalooke Tours for air-conditioned tour options operated by the Crown Nation Office of Tourism.  

Get a burger and a beer

Hike Bighorn Canyon


Woman looking out at a natural spring in Montana

Considered to be the official gateway to Yellowstone Country, Bozeman truly makes the perfect home base for an outdoorsy getaway. Its proximity to several mountains, forests, and lakes means there’s no shortage of natural wonders to explore.  

Experience the magic of Yellowstone

Sure, this is one of the more apparent highlights in the area, but it’s worth mentioning. Bozeman is an excellent jumping-off point for a trip to the world’s first national park. Yellowstone is as majestic as the photos suggest and something you absolutely experience in person.

Soak in the hot springs

Admire the fossils


Couple hiking in Montana

Kalispell is a vibrant mountain town in northwest Montana made for adventures of all kinds. Its glacial-carved landscape serves as the backdrop for awe-inspiring views, thrilling experiences, and plenty of opportunities for fun. 

Hit another national park

Like Bozeman, Kalispell is the entrance to the wonders of another mountainous national park. Glacier National Park is less than an hour’s drive from the city. This picture-perfect paradise is home to alpine meadows, crystal-clear lakes, and active glaciers.

Get out on the water

Explore downtown


Group of three people on a lake in a boat fishing

Nestled in the Northern Rockies, Missoula has its own unique offerings for outdoor recreation. Include a college visit, because it’s also home to the University of Montana, making the city just as vibrant as the views.

Take a hike

There is no shortage of hiking options here, but our suggestion for a favorite of the locals is the “M”. The trail to the “M” is about ¾ of a mile. Hike an additional mile, and you’ll find yourself at the top of Mount Sentinel for some of the city’s best views.

Check out a ghost town

Enjoy the river

Ready to hit the trail or cross that national park visit off your bucket list? We’ve got you covered with affordable flights to Montana this summer. Get To Going. 


Commenting has been turned off.
bottom of page