Red Lodge Montana Summer Vacations & Activities

Red Lodge Montana
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The Red Lodge area of Montana is an incredible outdoor summer vacation destination for the whole family in close proximity to Yellowstone National Park and several National Forests.

There’s quite an array of outdoor summer activities for you and your family to choose from when vacationing in the Red Lodge, Montana area.

Guides & Tours

If you'd like to learn a new sport, there are many guiding and outfitting companies who will allow you to learn new skills with your children. When deciding to hire a guide or outfitter, be sure to ask if the activity is appropriate for all age groups and skill levels.


Bicycling areas in the Red Lodge area include Highway 78, up the Ski Run/West Fork Road, West Rim Loop and various downtown historic trails between 2nd and 17th streets.


Area rivers and lakes are an angler’s paradise near Red Lodge, Montana throughout the year.

Hiking & Backpacking

Short and easy day trails and extended backpack journeys are possible from trailheads within a few miles of Red Lodge and the Beartooth Highway.

Horseback Riding

The whole family can enjoy horseback riding in the Red Lodge, Montana area from May through September and experience travel like an early old West pioneer.

Horse Pack Trips

If your interests involved hunting and fishing, consider combine those activities with a horse pack trip and get to prime destinations in the Red Lodge area.

Whitewater Rafting

Stillwater River, Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone, and Rock Creek offer whitewater rafting with experienced local guides and outfitters ready to make your float a wild and wet but safe and successful adventure.

Scenic Float Trips

Those who want a leisurely float down Red Lodge area rivers won’t be disappointed. The Stillwater River has a range or water classes for skilled floaters to navigate.

Wagon Rides

Listen to the clomp of horse feet and enjoy a wagon ride through Red Lodge’s small town streets or in nearby Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness areas.


Combine a horse pack trip or horseback ride with a guided hunting trip and seek Montana’s abundant elk, moose, mule deer, bison, white-tail deer, bear, and bighorn sheep.

Kayak & Canoe

Take a friend and enjoy splashing in the Stillwater River near Red Lodge, Montana.

Golf Courses

To get teed-off near Red Lodge, head to the 18-hole Red Lodge Mountain Golf Course.


Climbers will enjoy the heights of Granite Peak and areas in Glacier National Park near Red Lodge.

Motorcycle Tours

Hog lovers will love the scenery along the Beartooth Highway as well as the popular, annual motorcycle rally and rodeo each summer.

Kids Summer Fun

  • Montana is an excellent place for kids to develop a passion for the outdoors. There are unlimited opportunities to camp, hike, bike, horseback ride, canoe, river raft, fish, rock climb, and watch for wildlife and take pictures.
  • Yellowstone National Park is a wonderful adventure for the whole family. With abundant wildlife and intriguing geysers, mud pots, hot springs, and waterfalls, everyone is sure to be fascinated.

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