From the airport driveway, turn right and head toward the town of Belgrade. Pass through “downtown” Belgrade, then turn left (south) onto US Highway 191 (about one mile from Belgrade). There will be a sign directing you to Big Sky. You will stay on 191 for about 45 miles. When approaching Big Sky, you will come to an intersection with a stop light. Proceed through this intersection, and the lodge will be about one mile south, on the right side of the road. US 191 winds through the Gallatin Canyon, following the Gallatin River. There can be wildlife on the road at night (most often around sunset), so use caution and stay alert.
In the summer, you can come one of two ways. Driving through Yellowstone Park is a little slower, but much more scenic. For the faster route, see the winter directions below. Take US 26 north from Jackson to US 89. Proceed through Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, past Old Faithful to Madison Junction. Turn left (west) and proceed to West Yellowstone, MT. Turn right (north) onto US 191 and proceed 45 miles to Big Sky. The lodge will be on your left. Yellowstone is closed to wheeled vehicles in the winter. For winter directions, take WY 22 west out of Jackson over Teton Pass to Victor, ID. Turn right (north) on ID 32 to Ashton, ID. Continue through Ashton to US 20. Turn right (north) and proceed to West Yellowstone, MT. Turn left (north) on US 191 and proceed 45 miles to Big Sky.
Yellowstone has five entrances, or gates. The closest to Buck’s T-4 is the west entrance at West Yellowstone, MT. In West Yellowstone, turn right onto Highway 191 ( north) The drive to the lodge is about 45 minutes. Highway 191 will cross onto Yellowstone park’ border about 8 miles north of West Yellowstone. You will travel through the park for about 23 miles before HWY 191 exits the park lines ( there are no gates on this stretch). Continue for another 14 miles to Big Sky, Montana. The route is incredibly scenic, so be on the lookout for wildlife and photo opportunities.
take US 89 north from Gardiner about 60 miles to Livingston, MT. Get onto I-90 west to Bozeman, MT (about 20 miles). Exit the interstate at Belgrade, about 5 miles west of Bozeman. Turn left (south) onto US 191 and proceed about 45 miles to Big Sky. See the above directions from the airport for details.