Outdoor Programs

Our outdoor programs are designed to ignite a passion for nature, promote active lifestyles, and build lasting connections among residents. From guided nature hikes and family-friendly biking to outdoor fitness classes, BSCO provides a breath of fresh air for individuals of all ages. Join us as we explore the scenic beauty of our surroundings, foster a sense of environmental stewardship, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Embrace the joy of outdoors with BSCO and let nature be your playground for discovery and community bonding.

Hike Big Sky

Embark on an adventure with Hike Big Sky – a free and open-to-all exploration of the stunning landscapes our community has to offer. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, join us for invigorating hikes that showcase the beauty of Big Sky. Our welcoming community invites everyone to experience the great outdoors, enjoy breathtaking views, and make new friends along the way. Lace up your hiking boots and embrace the spirit of Hike Big Sky – where the trails are as diverse as the people who walk them!

Meet at the corresponding trailhead at 9am

6/24/24 – Southfork Storybook Trail with Big Sky Library

7/1/24 – Ralph’s Pass to Uplands Trail

7/8/24 – Lemon Drop

7/15/24 – Ousel Falls

7/22/24 – Beehive Basin

7/29/24 – Hummocks Trail

8/5/24 – Southfork Storybook Trail with Big Sky Library

8/12/24 – Northfork Trial to Bear Basin

8/19/24 – Sage Creek

8/26/24 – Beehive Basin

Run Big Sky

Run Big Sky welcomes runners of all levels to join, with mileage increasing throughout the summer to match participants’ growing endurance. A BASE Pass or Day Pass is required to participate.. Please dress in layers, bring snacks, and H20. Bear spray recommended.

Meet at BASE unless specified below – all runs begin at 9am

6/5/24 – BASE to Ousel Falls

6/12/24 – BASE to Hummocks

6/19/24 – BASE to Hummocks

6/26/24 – BASE to Hummocks + Uplands

7/3/24 – BASE to Hummocks + Uplands

7/10/24 – Huff’s Trek (meet at trailhead)

7/17/24 – Huff’s Trek (meet at trailhead)

7/24/24 – BASE to Ralph’s Pass

7/31/24 – BASE to Ralph’s Pass

8/7/24 – Northfork (meet at trailhead)

8/14/24 – Northfork (meet at trailhead)

8/21/24 – Beehive Basin (meet at trailhead)

8/28/24 – Beehive Basin (meet at trailhead)

Bike Big Sky

Pedal into excitement with Bike Big Sky – a free and inclusive cycling experience open to locals and visitors alike. Whether you’re a seasoned rider or just exploring, join us for exhilarating bike rides that showcase the beauty of Big Sky. Our welcoming community invites everyone to enjoy the freedom of the open road, the thrill of the trails, and the camaraderie that comes with two wheels. Dust off your bike and join Bike Big Sky – where the paths are as diverse as the community riding them!

All rides start at the trailhead at 6pm

6/3/24 – Ladies Ride – Mud Creek

6/10/24 – Hummocks and Uplands

6/17/24 – Mountain to Meadow

6/24/24 – Uplands to Ralph’s Pass


Gear up for fast-paced fun on the ice with BSCO 3v3 Hockey! Whether you’re a seasoned player or a newcomer, our league is all about teamwork, skill, and excitement. Join us for thrilling matches and a community that loves the game. Prior skate experience is needed, so lace up your skates and experience the camaraderie of 3v3 hockey at BSCO – where every goal is a celebration!

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Experience the thrill of BSCO Curling! Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a first-timer, join our inclusive league for a unique and friendly ice-sweeping adventure. Discover the joy of curling, forge connections, and enjoy the camaraderie at BSCO Curling – where every slide on the ice brings new excitement!

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Glide Big Sky

Join BSCO Volunteer Laurie Spence for a social, cross-country ski on Fridays at noon.  Please dress in layers, bring your own equipment, and meet at the trailhead listed below. Rental skis available at East Slope Outdoors (406) 995-4369.


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BSCO Public Trails

BSCO manages 23+ miles of trails that are all multi-use and multi-directional.

Info & Maps:

Multi-Seasonal Use

The majority of BSCO trails are open year-round, barring any temporary seasonal hazard closures.

= Groomed or plowed during the winter.Note: Ungroomed / plowed trails are still open & get packed down by use.

BSCO Projects

We are always looking at opportunities to increase parklands and open spaces while further developing public recreation amenities.

Get Involved

More Ways to Give

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Tickets the annual Parks, Trails and Recreation Gala are on sale now! 

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