Places to Ride

Places to ride snowmobiles, side by sides (SxS) and Sea-Doos around Bozeman and Big Sky, Montana

Mountain trails, powder bowls and lakes to make your rental worthwhile.

Bozeman has a wide variety of terrain for anyone who rides, whether you prefer winter sports or summer sports. If it’s got a motor, we can show you a killer place to take it.
Snowmobile season can start as early as mid November and last through late April in some areas.
Find your sport below to discover the best places to ride.

Riding areas near Bozeman for ATVs and side by sides (SxS)

Olsen Creek atv trail montana two riders on the trail

Olsen Creek

Mountain majesty and 24 miles of trails

Scenic vistas of the Bridger and Crazy Mountain ranges with enough trail for a full day’s ride with access to the Bangtail Divide singletrack trail.

Little Bear atv trail montana riders out on the trail

Little Bear Cabin Area

A rustic getaway in a remote mountain hilltop meadow

Prefer to spend the night on your outing? The Little Bear Forest Service Cabin comes complete with a wood-fired stove in a remote hilltop meadow south of Gallatin Gateway with plenty of room to ride.

Buck Ridge atv trail montana riders out on the trail in grass

Buck Creek

Sightseeing worth seeing south of Big Sky

Climb Buck Ridge for surreal views of the Spanish Peaks, Lone Mountain and the Sphinx, a distinctive mountain east of Madison Valley.

Pipestone atv trail in montana lined up side by sides

Pipestone

Head toward Butte from Bozeman for 75 miles of year-round ATV and side by side (SxS)

Marked trails show difficulty levels on this vast network of year-round dirt trails. Access Delmoe Lake, Ringing Rocks and Spire Rock among other natural wonders.

atv and side by side trail ridings on strom castle in montana

Storm Castle – Gallatin Canyon

Between Four Corners and Big Sky, find miles of varied terrain with stunning 360-degree views

Novices and experts alike will find something to love with this excellent mountain trail system with multiple days of riding fun through vast rocky canyons and forests and while motoring around the prettier-than-it-sounds Rat Lake.

Riding areas near Bozeman for Snowmobiles

Olsen Creek snowmobile trail montana riders out on the trail group with sleds

Olsen Creek

24 miles of trails and fun

Awesome views of the Bridger and Crazy Mountain ranges with enough trail to make for a full day of riding and access to Bangtail Divide singletrack trail.

Little Bear Cabin Area snowmobile trail montana riders out on the trail in the forest

Little Bear Cabin Area

A backcountry Forest Service cabin for a rustic getaway

Spend an affordable and unforgettable night at a mountain cabin 10 miles from the main road complete with wood-fired stove in a remote hilltop meadow south of Gallatin Gateway.

Buck Ridge snowmobile trail montana riders out on the trail at the summit

Buck Creek

16 miles of groomed trails with play sites for all experience levels

Experience incredible sightseeing and find as many play sites as you can handle, no matter if you’re a first-time sledder or veteran “sledneck”.

Taylor Fork snowmobile trail montana riders out on the trail

Taylor Fork

Some of the best backcountry snowmobiling in Montana

Taylor Fork is part of the Big Sky Trail. Beginning Jan. 1 each year, this trail is marked and groomed, but you’ll also find fields of untracked powder and plenty of hill-climbing opportunities.

Riding areas near Bozeman for Sea-Doos, Jet Skis, and personal watercraft

Ennis Lake Watercraft

Ennis Lake

A shallow, warm lake perfect for watersports

Only 8-20 feet deep and surrounded by scenic forested hills and mountains, this is a local favorite.

jet ski on harrison lake in montana

Harrison Lake

A local favorite for Sea-Doos west of Bozeman

Also called Willow Creek Reservoir, Harrison Lake is a great destination for split uses. Spend the day on the lake on Sea-Doos or hike into the canyon for small-stream fly fishing.

Hedgen Lake watercraft

Hebgen Lake

A motor-friendly lake just outside Yellowstone National Park

This scenic man-made lake is about 15 miles long and 2.5 miles wide, allowing users plenty of space to ride.

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