These 7 Beautiful Trails Are Perfect For A Winter Hike In Montana

Winter is in full force here in Montana, but don’t think that means you have to hibernate. While you won’t be able to access some of Montana’s trails, plenty of our beautiful hiking spots are still accessible for both winter treks and snowshoeing. These are a few of our favorites. Here are some of our picks for the best winter hikes in Montana:

Don’t let the snow scare you from spending time in the great outdoors — Montana is beautiful in every season.

Address: Swan River Nature Trail, Bigfork, MT 59911, USA
Address: Whitefish, MT 59937, USA
Address: Beehive Basin Loop, Big Sky, MT 59730, USA
Address: Sourdough/Bozeman Creek Trailhead, Bozeman, MT 59771, USA
Address: Bear Creek Trail, Montana 59875, USA
Address: Lava Lake Trailhead, 501-901 Cascade Creek Rd, Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730, USA
Address: Sypes Canyon, Montana 59715, USA
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Best Winter Hikes In Montana

December 12, 2021

Where are some places I can go winter hiking in Montana?  

Sure, Montana might get kind of snowy, but that doesn’t mean the hiking season has to end! For example, there’s the Beehive Basin Trail, which is near Big Sky Mountain Village. It’s a seven-mile-long trail that will do nothing less than take your breath away; it truly is a picturesque wonderland this time of year. We also love the Hyalite Creek Trail in Gallatin County near Bozeman, Lolo Peak Trail in Bitterroot National Forest, and Blacktail Mountain Trail (which is perfect for snowshoeing). Our favorite, perhaps, is the dazzling hike that is Sypes Canyon, which is outside of Bozeman, Montana. It’s a six-mile trail that’s popular during winter due to its exceptional beauty; we think you’ll love it as much as we do! For more about the Sypes Canyon hike at winter, check this article out 

What are some fun winter outdoor activities in Montana?  

Montana turns into a veritable winter wonderland during the coldest months of the year! As long as you bundle up – and bundle up well – you ought to have a great time no matter what you do. There are always the classics, like sledding and snowball fights, but should you want a little more, no worries! Montana has your back. You can do all kinds of fun stuff, from skiing and/or snowboarding at Whitefish Mountain Resort to cross-country skiing at Yellowstone National Park or even dogsledding in certain places. You can go on winter hikes (see above), try ice fishing, or soak in some heavenly hot springs. The possibilities are only as limited as your imagination – and your cold tolerance, of course. Do remember that Montana can get quite frigid during the winter months, so make sure you’re dressed for very cold temperatures and you’re sure to have a great time.  

Address: Swan River Nature Trail, Bigfork, MT 59911, USA
Address: Whitefish, MT 59937, USA
Address: Beehive Basin Loop, Big Sky, MT 59730, USA
Address: Sourdough/Bozeman Creek Trailhead, Bozeman, MT 59771, USA
Address: Bear Creek Trail, Montana 59875, USA
Address: Lava Lake Trailhead, 501-901 Cascade Creek Rd, Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730, USA
Address: Sypes Canyon, Montana 59715, USA