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Spanish Peaks Guided Pack Trip

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Look at a map of Big Sky, Montana. Mountainous terrain spreads out in every direction. We literally sit in the middle of the Madison Range. Just to the east is the Gallatin Range. To the southwest, the vast expanse of Yellowstone National Park begins. It's wild country that's meant to be explored.

One of the best ways to explore Big Sky's backyard is a guided horse pack trip. Pack your gear, hop on the old heel-toe express, and hit the trail into the Madison Range or the Gallatin Range for a few days. Big Sky's massive outdoor playground will blow your mind!

Big Sky has endless backpacking options. Here are 3 popular pack trips near Big Sky:

Spanish Peaks Loop - This loop starts and ends at the Spanish Creek Trailhead. This route ventures to Beacon Point, drops down to Thompson Lakes, goes up and over Summit Lake, then drops down into Mirror Basin and down the trail to Spanish Creek. This is a stunning way to explore a vast section of the Spanish Peaks.

Gallatin Crest Trail - The GCT follows the backbone of the Gallatin Range from north to south. It typically begins or ends at Hyalite Canyon and ventures down to the border of Yellowstone National Park. With stunning views of the Madison Range and Paradise Valley, this is one that you shouldn't miss.

Hilgard Basin - Hilgard Basin is located south of Big Sky in the Madison Range. Surrounded by the highest peaks in the range, the basin is spotted with numerous named and unnamed alpine lakes that are prime spots to camp and fish.

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