During the summer, Mammoth is to mountain biking what Mt. Everest is to climbing: There is no equal. The Mammoth Mountain Bike Park provides more than 70 miles of singletrack through the spectacular Eastern Sierra Mountains.
Steamboat has built its reputation around the image of cowboys riding through flank-deep snow, but summer is the best time to sample the area's ranching heritage. That's when the ProRodeo is in full-swing and pickups outnumber SUVs on Main Street.
The Big Mountain Resort is an excellent base camp for exploring Montana's abundant riches. Located 8 miles north of Whitefish and 35 miles east of Glacier National Park, the resort is a hotbed of summer recreation.