Big Sky, Montana

Big Sky is a small community of 2300 residents nestled in the spectacular Madison Mountains of Southwest, Montana located halfway between Bozeman, MT and West Yellowstone along highway 191.

  • More than 25 flights a day arrive into nearby Bozeman, Montana (BZN) on these major airlines: Delta/SkyWest, United/United Express, Alaska/ Horizon, Frontier and Allegiant.
  • From Bozeman, Big Sky is a 45-minute drive on US Highway 191 through the beautiful Gallatin River Canyon
  • Race participants have a full range of accommodation options in the area for the weekend. From the Big Sky Resort Huntley Lodge, which is a 30 second walk from the race start/finish line, to nearby Forest Service campgrounds, there is something to suit everyone!
  • Don’t forget to make time to head down to Yellowstone National Park before or after the race to see the fall colors turning,and, of course, hear the elk bugling!

Accommodations / Lodging Deals

Stay a quick crawl from the start/finish line with The Rut Mountain Runs exclusive lodging at Big Sky Resort.

  • Complete lodging accommodation information at
  • Call Big Sky Central Reservations at 800-548-4486 and mention the Rut for your Rut Runner discount.
  • Or book online. Click on the button below for exclusive Rut pricing on lodging.



Big Sky Resort