outdoor recreation


There's a reason that Billings is called Montana's Trailhead: your opportunities to make your way in the great outdoors are almost limitless. So grab your gear and find yourself in Montana.

Adventure Whitewater, Inc. - "Red Lodge's Rafting Co." is a rafting company specializing in personal trips, owned by Marek Rosin who has over 28 years of experience as a professional whitewater guide. Adventure Whitewater is certainly qualified to provide you with the whitewater adventure that will be the highlight of your Montana vacation. We have been featured on ESPN and Outdoor Life Network and have also been featured in the pages of Canoe & Kayak, Outside and National Geographic magazines. Our professional guides are hired not only for their expert river skills, but equally for their outstanding personalities and positive attitudes, and are trained in first aid and river rescue techniques.

We take a different approach to rafting - FUN FIRST! - with a definite emphasis on Safety, which is reflected by our perfect safety record. Simply put, our guides are known as the funniest and most professional river guides on the Stillwater River. We love our "office" and would love to share it with you. If you want to play and have an adventure you will long remember, then join us for the most exciting part of your Montana vacation!

Adventure Whitewater's trips travel down the Stillwater River which begins its journey high in the Beartooth-Absaroka Wilderness. Misnamed by Lewis and Clark who must have discovered one of the few quiet spots, this stunning river flows freely to the mighty Yellowstone River. The Stillwater meanders through a one-sided canyon which was once the home of the Crow Indians and majestic buffalo. Whitewater and Montana's highest mountain peaks abound. Watch for jumping trout, bear, deer and other wildlife on this beautiful, wild river.

310 15th St. W.
Red Lodge, MT 59068
(406) 446-3061

Big Sky offers instant access some of the most diverse skiing and snowboarding amongst breathtaking vistas in the lower 48. Float down a 2,000 vertical foot, powder filled bowl beneath Lone Peak; Bob and weave through the Bavarian Forest; Ride the Lone Peak Tram for a bird's eye view of untamed wilderness. You'll find almost twice as many acres as skiers. Out here, we like our elbow room.

Our terrain park facilities bring you world class challenges no matter what your skill level. . The Swifty and Pony Park are for people just getting their feet under them.

Summit (Lone Peak) - 11,166 feet
Base (Mountain Village) - 7,500 feet
Base (Lone Moose) - 6,800 feet

Ski Terrain
3,812 acres - 150 named runs covering over 85 miles on three separate mountains.

Slope Difficulty
20% expert
40% advanced
26% intermediate
14% beginner

Vertical Drop
4,350 feet

Longest Run
Liberty Bowl to Mountain Mall - 6 miles

Average Lift Line
Consistently recognized in national ski magazines for short or non-existent lines.

Average Winter Daytime Temperature
20 degrees F

Average Annual Snowfall
400+ inches

Lift Capacity
23,000 skiers per hour

Big Sky Resort
50 Big Sky Resort Rd
Big Sky, MT 59716
(406) 995-5893

Immerse yourself in the relaxing surroundings of Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area. The canyon offers a diversified landscape of forest, mountains, upland prairie, deep canyons, broad valleys, high desert, lake and wetlands. Since the creation of the recreation area, people have been able to find tranquil settings to better explore recreation, nature, wildlife, and history.

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area was established by an act of Congress on October 15, 1966, following the construction of the Yellowtail Dam by the Bureau of Reclamation. This dam, named after the famous Crow chairman Robert Yellowtail, harnessed the waters of the Bighorn River and turned this variable stream into a magnificent lake.

Bighorn Lake extends approximately 71 miles through Wyoming and Montana, 55 miles of which are held within spectacular Bighorn Canyon. The Recreation Area is composed of 120,000+ acres, which straddles the northern Wyoming and southern Montana borders. There are two visitor centers and other developed facilities in Fort Smith, Montana and near Lovell, Wyoming. The Afterbay Lake below the Yellowtail Dam is a good spot for trout fishing and wildlife viewing for ducks, geese and other animals. The Bighorn River below the Afterbay Dam is a world class trout fishing area.

5 Avenue B
Fort Smith, MT 59035-7458

A cycling club for everyone. Fun rides, training classes, moonlight rides, tours in the area and fun family trail rides.

(406) 855-3097

Bitter Creek Outfitters offers scenic horseback trail riding adventures on the outskirts of Billings, MT. We offer you the unique opportunity to experience Montana's natural beauty in a most natural way - by horseback!

2400 Coburn Rd.
Billings, MT 59104

The lands of the Custer National Forest and National Grasslands lie within 20 counties of Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. They are scattered from the northeast corner of Yellowstone National Park to the southeastern corner of North Dakota. Elevations range from sea level to 12,799 feet at Granite Peak, the highest point in Montana.

Custer National Forest contains 1,278,279 acres. The Forest is rich in the history of the west, Indian hieroglyphics and burial grounds. This Forest also contains portions of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Area and the Grand River, Cedar River, Little Missouri and Cheyenne National Grasslands.

Big-game species found in the area include bear, elk, moose, big horn sheep, mule and whitetail deer and Rocky Mountain goat. Along the trails, naturalists and photographers can see a variety of songbirds, hawks, eagles and owls. In shaded groves, along quiet pools and out on the windswept range, gophers, chipmunks, beaver, porcupine, woodchucks, rabbits, squirrels and other animals can be watched and photographed.

1310 Main St
Billings, MT 59105

The skate park is open to in-line skates, scooters, and skateboarders. No admission is charged. The park contains 14,000 square feet of ramps, rails, bowls, and other structures.

The crowning feature of the Downtown Billings Skate Park is the 'Head Over Heels' monument, a life-sized sculpture of a skateboarder performing a handplant.


Horseback riding 15 minutes from downtown Billings. Ride through scenic Pryor Creek's timbered, rolling hills, unique rock formations, and majestic Yellowstone valley. Ride one hour to all day.

266 Hogan Rd.
Huntley , MT 59037
(406) 860-3699

This 64-acre reservoir is a popular swimming, boardsailing, nonmotorized boating, and fishing area. The park is 183 acres in size at an elevation of 3,199 feet. The site offers flush and vault toilets, disabled fishing pier, showers, change rooms, picnic tables, trash cans, drinking water, a 1.4 mile hiking/nature trail, public phone and special events during the summer months. Day use fees are charged from Memorial Day through Labor Day: for non-resident visitors, the day use fee is $5 per vehicle.

Montana Department of Fish Wildlife and Parks
2300 Lake Elmo Drive
Billings, MT 59105
(406) 254-1310

Perfectly located adjacent to the Yellowstone River, the Montana Audubon Center offers over a mile of walkable trails, ADA accessible Shepard Nature Play Space (completed May 16, 2015), a variety of nature programs for all ages and Open House for the public 2-4pm every Sunday year round. Trails and Nature Play Space open to the public 7 days a week during daytime hours.

To book a program or for more information call 294-5099 or go to our website www.mtacec.org.

Our mission is to help sustain the natural heritage of the Yellowstone River watershed through education and research designed to engage individuals and communities in the active care of their environment.

7026 S. Billings Blvd.
Billings, MT 59101

Montana Whitewater and Yellowstone Zipline specialize in rafting, zipline, fishing, horseback and tubing adventures in Gardiner Montana and between Bozeman and Big Sky.

Additional information can also be found at www.yellowstonezip.com

Montana Whitewater and Yellowstone Zipline- YELLOWSTONE OFFICE
603 Scott Street
Gardiner, MT 59030
(800) 799-4465

Phipps Park is a historic, scenic site featuring natural, undeveloped area with jogging/biking trails and a frisbee golf course.

390 N. 23rd St.
Billings, MT 59101

Pioneer Park is a multi-use recreational facility featuring horseshoe courts, picnic sites/shelters, BBQ Grills, a playground, soccer, football, rugby, softball and baseball fields, tennis courts, jogging trails, a frisbee golf course, a wading pool, and public restrooms.
Red Lodge Mountain Resort has a long history dating back to 1960 when the ski area first opened. We are above all, a down to earth ski area that prizes skiing over glitz and glamour. Originally started by a local enthusiastic ski club, we have spent the last 50 years growing into a resort that attracts visitors and families from all over the country. For those who seek an un-crowded, authentic ski experience where one can truly relax and have fun, Red Lodge Mountain Resort is the mecca.

The Mountain offers something for everyone from beginners on Miami Beach, to intermediates skiing Lazy M our 2 ½ mile signature run, to the experts looking for a challenge in the double black diamond chutes of Cole Creek. Our full service lessons, complete rental/repair services, gift shop, two bars, two cafeterias, and one restaurant round out our amenities that will fulfill everyone’s needs. One look at our events calendar and you’ll see we have a whole lot of fun all winter long.

305 Ski Run Road
Red Lodge , MT 59068

Riverfront Park is a historic site that features horseshoes, jogging trails, picnic sites/shelters, and natural areas that are underdeveloped. This is a day use area where fishing and swimming may be enjoyed on the river.
Welcome to Western Romance Company. Our goal is to provide authentic western activities and events for everyone. For all individuals, families and company parties, come experience the West at it's Best! From the adventurous Rocky Mountains to the rolling Montana plains, our wagons, horses, equipment, chefs, entertainers, and livestock have provided an arsenal of entertainment and adventure cowboy style. We are locally owned and operated. We invite you to browse our website for your next activity in and around the Billings, Montana area.

3512 Boothill Rd.
Huntley, MT 59037
(406) 348-2048

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