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It is an outdoor paradise that is always near a trailhead leading into the Gallatin National Forest.

Welcome to Canyon

A beautiful, vast community with a diverse selection of real estate.
The Canyon is an attractive, convenient residential community and one of the most expansive real estate areas in the Big Sky region. It stretches along U.S. Highway 191 for nearly 30 miles, reaching approximately halfway to Bozeman and south of Big Sky towards Yellowstone National Park.
An incredible place to call home, the Canyon is situated along the banks of the gorgeous, flowing Gallatin River and stretches into the surrounding mountains. It is an outdoor paradise that is always near a trailhead leading into the Gallatin National Forest. The Canyon is mere minutes from the Meadow and the Mountain areas and features larger acreage ranches, riverfront homes, cozy neighborhoods, rustic cabins, and more.

What to Love


Local Lifestyle

The Canyon offers Montana living that is in close proximity to the main turnoff to the heart of Big Sky. In the Canyon area, it’s easy to spend most of your time along the banks of the Gallatin River or exploring the trail systems weaving through the mountains. You will also discover a diverse selection of real estate with close proximity to the Gallatin National Forest that offers endless horseback riding adventures, camping opportunities, hiking trails, and hunting opportunities.

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

Whether visiting or living in the Canyon, you have numerous places to enjoy your delicious meal and have fun within the community. Riverhouse BBQ & Events is one of the best places to enjoy hearty smoked BBQ meats, sides, and burgers with tasty beers served in an informal, down-home setting. Another perfect spot to eat in Canyon is Corral Bar, Steakhouse & Motel along Gallatin Road, known for its cabin-style dining and serving typical American grub and cocktails.
If you crave dude ranch-style dining, check out 320 Guest Ranch, a remote, woodsy ranch-style lodge with rustic log cabins with fireplaces and private decks. You will love the seasonal steakhouse and bar, serving fantastic food in this attractive setting. Or, step into Buck's T-4 Restaurant offering upscale amenities, including a mouthwatering continental breakfast. Rainbow Ranch Lodge is also an ideal fine dining destination along the banks of the Gallatin River. Or if you’re keen to grab a quick bite and or a grab-and-go coffee, stop by Café 191.

Things to Do

The Canyon offers plenty of outdoor activities, from rafting or fishing to exploring numerous trails within the canyon and trails leading to neighboring communities. Montana Whitewater Rafting & Zipline specializes in whitewater rafting, zip lining, fly fishing, and tubing near Yellowstone and Big Sky.
If you love hiking, visit Storm Castle Peak Trailhead, a 5.2-miles out-and-back trail in the Gallatin Canyon. Another scenic spot to explore is Garnet Mountain Fire Lookout, situated at the summit of Garnet Mountain, at an elevation of over 8,200 feet. You will enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding valleys and peaks. And don’t miss Lava Lake – a stunning hike to a huge alpine lake tucked into the towering peaks of the Madison Range or Cinnamon Mountain with its panoramic views of the towering peaks of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness.


The Canyon is home to the main public school in Big Sky, including:

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