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Guest post by: Mariah Leuschen-Lonergan

Bozeman and much of southcentral and southeastern Montana are interspersed with amazing National Forest System lands, home to the Custer Gallatin National Forest. A forest of close to 3.1 million acres spanning from Bozeman and West Yellowstone on the westernmost stretches to the vast expanses of southeastern Montana and far northwestern South Dakota. Truly the Big Sky state.

Pledge for the Wild; Forest Plan - Custer Gallatin National Forest

Posted On: Dec 05, 2019

Guest post by: Mariah Leuschen-Lonergan

Bozeman and much of southcentral and southeastern Montana are interspersed with amazing National Forest System lands, home to the Custer Gallatin National Forest. A forest of close to 3.1 million acres spanning from Bozeman and West Yellowstone on the westernmost stretches to the vast expanses of southeastern Montana and far northwestern South Dakota. Truly the Big Sky state.

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Mountaineering is not for the faint of heart, particularly ice climbing. Imagine crawling up sheer ice at the mercy of an ice pick and crampons to get you there. There are no holds in this type of climbing, meaning there are no temporary places to cling, grip, press, or stand. Ice climbers have to be limber and incredibly strong to keep tension throughout their bodies to keep the pressure on the pick, which is the only thing holding them on the ice.

Bozeman Ice Festival, 2019

Posted On: Dec 03, 2019

Mountaineering is not for the faint of heart, particularly ice climbing. Imagine crawling up sheer ice at the mercy of an ice pick and crampons to get you there. There are no holds in this type of climbing, meaning there are no temporary places to cling, grip, press, or stand. Ice climbers have to be limber and incredibly strong to keep tension throughout their bodies to keep the pressure on the pick, which is the only thing holding them on the ice.

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We've got a lot going on in this corner of Big Sky Country. This winter, you can beat the foul-weather blues when you make a trip to Bozeman and experience all the season has to offer. Here's a taste of the events and goings-on you won't want to miss out on.

December in Bozeman: Christmas Stroll, Holiday Shopping and Events!

Posted On: Nov 27, 2019

We've got a lot going on in this corner of Big Sky Country. This winter, you can beat the foul-weather blues when you make a trip to Bozeman and experience all the season has to offer. Here's a taste of the events and goings-on you won't want to miss out on.

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Hands down, Bozeman is a pet lover's town. Put it this way; local gatherings often have equal numbers of pets and people. Trail systems run throughout the town, and the phenomenal hiking around the area is the perfect playground for animals. Fortunately, many hoteliers in Bozeman appreciate the canine connection and offer pet-friendly rooms—no more leaving the furry family members at home!

Pet Friendly Hotels in Bozeman

Posted On: Nov 20, 2019

Hands down, Bozeman is a pet lover's town. Put it this way; local gatherings often have equal numbers of pets and people. Trail systems run throughout the town, and the phenomenal hiking around the area is the perfect playground for animals. Fortunately, many hoteliers in Bozeman appreciate the canine connection and offer pet-friendly rooms—no more leaving the furry family members at home!

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Tucked up in the mountains, Bozeman is full of entrepreneurs creating high-quality products and hosting amazing experiences. The slower pace of life allows people time to really delve into their creativity and talents, and the results speak for themselves. Plus, the shopping experience itself is worth the time; Bozeman is full of local retailers, and the historic downtown is completely walkable.

Bozeman Holiday Gift Guide for 2019

Posted On: Nov 13, 2019

Tucked up in the mountains, Bozeman is full of entrepreneurs creating high-quality products and hosting amazing experiences. The slower pace of life allows people time to really delve into their creativity and talents, and the results speak for themselves. Plus, the shopping experience itself is worth the time; Bozeman is full of local retailers, and the historic downtown is completely walkable.

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There is no shortage of holiday cheer in Bozeman. The snow doesn't slow people down around here; instead, the excitement of the upcoming season brings people out and about to celebrate food, art, culture, and community. So don your sweaters, beanies, and scarves, and get ready to spend the next few weeks in lively revelry!

Holiday Entertainment in Bozeman, 2019

Posted On: Nov 06, 2019

There is no shortage of holiday cheer in Bozeman. The snow doesn't slow people down around here; instead, the excitement of the upcoming season brings people out and about to celebrate food, art, culture, and community. So don your sweaters, beanies, and scarves, and get ready to spend the next few weeks in lively revelry!

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Bozeman-Yellowstone International Airport is the busiest airport in Montana—with good reason. Whether you’re a thrill seeker, an outdoor enthusiast or simply love the pace of a mountain town full of culture, Bozeman will not disappoint. Lucky for you, access is easier than you might think. Eight major airlines service Bozeman, and lots of the flights are nonstop to major cities. While not all of them fly daily, the flight schedules make it easy to plan your trip accordingly. Below is a quick outline of the year-round and seasonal non-stop flights to help you get started. 

Direct Flights to Bozeman You Need to Know About

Posted On: Nov 06, 2019

Bozeman-Yellowstone International Airport is the busiest airport in Montana—with good reason. Whether you’re a thrill seeker, an outdoor enthusiast or simply love the pace of a mountain town full of culture, Bozeman will not disappoint. Lucky for you, access is easier than you might think. Eight major airlines service Bozeman, and lots of the flights are nonstop to major cities. While not all of them fly daily, the flight schedules make it easy to plan your trip accordingly. Below is a quick outline of the year-round and seasonal non-stop flights to help you get started. 

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Exciting news for everyone whose a fan of the Twin Cities. Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) is pleased to announce that Sun Country Airlines will introduce summer seasonal non-stop service between BZN and Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP). Flights will operate on Wednesday and Saturday beginning on June 3, 2020.*

Sun Country’s Getting Ready for Summer in Bozeman

Posted On: Nov 05, 2019

Exciting news for everyone whose a fan of the Twin Cities. Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) is pleased to announce that Sun Country Airlines will introduce summer seasonal non-stop service between BZN and Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP). Flights will operate on Wednesday and Saturday beginning on June 3, 2020.*

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Winter backcountry play is truly exceptional. Mountaineers can’t wait to get out and experience both the solitude and the grandeur— the stillness alone is spectacular. The mountains and forests take on a magical feeling under their blanket of twinkling snow, and the skies can become a deep shade of periwinkle blue. However, winter also commands an additional level of respect; Mother Nature is not to be reckoned with. Whether you’re an experienced mountaineer, or just learning the ropes, we’ve put together some top-of-mind tips for playing in the backcountry.

Pledge for the Wild: 10 Tips for Winter Backcountry Play

Posted On: Oct 30, 2019

Winter backcountry play is truly exceptional. Mountaineers can’t wait to get out and experience both the solitude and the grandeur— the stillness alone is spectacular. The mountains and forests take on a magical feeling under their blanket of twinkling snow, and the skies can become a deep shade of periwinkle blue. However, winter also commands an additional level of respect; Mother Nature is not to be reckoned with. Whether you’re an experienced mountaineer, or just learning the ropes, we’ve put together some top-of-mind tips for playing in the backcountry.

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Bozeman is a dog lover’s town. With the mountains and rivers so close, dogs have plenty of room to romp and roam. But on those days when you don’t have a big adventure planned, Bozeman is set up with plenty of dog parks, so it’s easy to get them out for some exercise and playtime.

Traveling With a Dog? Take them to these Bozeman Dog Parks!

Posted On: Oct 23, 2019

Bozeman is a dog lover’s town. With the mountains and rivers so close, dogs have plenty of room to romp and roam. But on those days when you don’t have a big adventure planned, Bozeman is set up with plenty of dog parks, so it’s easy to get them out for some exercise and playtime.

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Just a few dozen thru-hikers complete the 3,100 miles of the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) each year. The elevations can be grueling, but the scenery is a spectacular reward. Eight hundred miles of the trail meander through Montana, with several sections near Bozeman. For those who want a taste of the trail without a six-month commitment; shorter backpacking trips are easy to put together. Situated between sections, Bozeman is a great place to basecamp in between trips!

Hiking the Continental Divide Trail Near Bozeman

Posted On: Oct 16, 2019

 

Just a few dozen thru-hikers complete the 3,100 miles of the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) each year. The elevations can be grueling, but the scenery is a spectacular reward. Eight hundred miles of the trail meander through Montana, with several sections near Bozeman. For those who want a taste of the trail without a six-month commitment; shorter backpacking trips are easy to put together. Situated between sections, Bozeman is a great place to basecamp in between trips!

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Looking for a day (or two!) of exploring? Hop on US Highway 89, and get ready for a sensory adventure like no other.

Making a Day of It: Adventuring in Paradise Valley

Posted On: Oct 09, 2019

 

Looking for a day (or two!) of exploring? Hop on US Highway 89, and get ready for a sensory adventure like no other.

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October is shaping up to be full of thrills, music, sports, and spirits! In this university town, blue and gold make up the fall colors as Montana State University ramps up for homecoming week. Big-name musicians take the stage, and local events ranging from haunted houses to farmers' markets round out the local activities. Boredom? We don't even know the definition.

Bozeman Events, October 2019

Posted On: Oct 02, 2019

October is shaping up to be full of thrills, music, sports, and spirits! In this university town, blue and gold make up the fall colors as Montana State University ramps up for homecoming week. Big-name musicians take the stage, and local events ranging from haunted houses to farmers' markets round out the local activities. Boredom? We don't even know the definition.

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From traditional to trendy, the Mexican food in Bozeman does not disappoint. Each establishment has a unique vibe and their house specialties reflect different regions and cooking styles. Margarita lovers can find a wide array of tequilas, and for the home cook, an authentic Latin market carries ingredients you don’t typically find.

Enjoying Mexican Food in Bozeman

Posted On: Sep 25, 2019

From traditional to trendy, the Mexican food in Bozeman does not disappoint. Each establishment has a unique vibe and their house specialties reflect different regions and cooking styles. Margarita lovers can find a wide array of tequilas, and for the home cook, an authentic Latin market carries ingredients you don’t typically find.

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Working remotely is a beautiful thing. Who wouldn’t want to extend their vacation when you can slip in a couple extra days of “office time,” or bust out some assignments and hit the hills for a relaxing hike? We can’t think of anyone who would argue that option; and we would be doing you a disservice if we didn’t point you in the right direction! We’ve listed a few of our favorite spots to log a few hours, and then we highly recommend getting out and enjoying the beauty of Bozeman!

10 Places to Work Remotely in Bozeman

Posted On: Sep 18, 2019

Working remotely is a beautiful thing. Who wouldn’t want to extend their vacation when you can slip in a couple extra days of “office time,” or bust out some assignments and hit the hills for a relaxing hike? We can’t think of anyone who would argue that option; and we would be doing you a disservice if we didn’t point you in the right direction! We’ve listed a few of our favorite spots to log a few hours, and then we highly recommend getting out and enjoying the beauty of Bozeman!

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It was more than a love of food that brought to life the Community Food Co-Op in Bozeman, MT. It was bigger than that. I sat down with Kelly Wiseman, General Manager, to talk about the flavor and success of this Bozeman staple for healthy food and groceries.

Iconic Bozeman; Community Food Co-Op

Posted On: Sep 11, 2019

It was more than a love of food that brought to life the Community Food Co-Op in Bozeman, MT. It was bigger than that. I sat down with Kelly Wiseman, General Manager, to talk about the flavor and success of this Bozeman staple for healthy food and groceries.

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Sometimes, getting out of your usual routine is the best way to jumpstart a wellness program, and what better way than to plant yourself in beautiful surroundings? Here are a few ideas to get you started, but keep in mind, Bozeman takes healthy living seriously. Spend some time exploring your options, you’ll be sure to find a good fit!

Planning the Perfect Wellness Getaway

Posted On: Sep 04, 2019

Sometimes, getting out of your usual routine is the best way to jumpstart a wellness program, and what better way than to plant yourself in beautiful surroundings? Here are a few ideas to get you started, but keep in mind, Bozeman takes healthy living seriously. Spend some time exploring your options, you’ll be sure to find a good fit!

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Fall is magical in Bozeman. The colors pop, the air cools and things start settling back into a routine. There’s still plenty of time to get some outdoor adventure in, (Bozeman Marathon anyone?), the harvest is filling the farmer’s markets, and the art walk brings people out for a last summer hurrah. With all of that, plus comedy, illusion and live music, you’ll be hardpressed to be bored!

September Events in Bozeman, 2019!

Posted On: Aug 28, 2019

Fall is magical in Bozeman. The colors pop, the air cools and things start settling back into a routine. There’s still plenty of time to get some outdoor adventure in, (Bozeman Marathon anyone?), the harvest is filling the farmer’s markets, and the art walk brings people out for a last summer hurrah. With all of that, plus comedy, illusion and live music, you’ll be hardpressed to be bored!

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When  the ski lifts stop turning, outdoor junkies start tuning up their mountain bikes and waiting for the trails to dry out. Surrounded by six mountain ranges, beginning to advanced riders can find adventure in every direction. The rides listed below are all relatively short, but if you’re feeling aggressive enough to carry gear, some have Forest Service Cabins, (reserve early, they are popular!) We’ve provided some general information, but always check a detailed map and trail conditions before heading out, weather changes quickly in Montana!

Top 10 Mountain Biking Trails in Bozeman

Posted On: Aug 21, 2019

When  the ski lifts stop turning, outdoor junkies start tuning up their mountain bikes and waiting for the trails to dry out. Surrounded by six mountain ranges, beginning to advanced riders can find adventure in every direction. The rides listed below are all relatively short, but if you’re feeling aggressive enough to carry gear, some have Forest Service Cabins, (reserve early, they are popular!) We’ve provided some general information, but always check a detailed map and trail conditions before heading out, weather changes quickly in Montana!

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It’s true, a getaway with your special someone is a wonderful reprieve from the everyday bustle. It’s amazing how refreshing it is to unplug, get out, and enjoy one another’s company. Bozeman is an ideal location; it’s far enough from the urban landscape to feel as though you are really getting away, but whether you are arriving by air or auto, it’s easy to get here. The beauty of Bozeman is the amazing outdoor recreation right outside your door. And with a bourgeoning entertainment scene, you can be adventuring by day, and living it up at night. We’ve outlined some of our favorite ideas, but this is just a sampling, Bozeman has a wide array of entertaining options!

Date Days! A Couples Weekend in Bozeman

Posted On: Aug 14, 2019

It’s true, a getaway with your special someone is a wonderful reprieve from the everyday bustle. It’s amazing how refreshing it is to unplug, get out, and enjoy one another’s company. Bozeman is an ideal location; it’s far enough from the urban landscape to feel as though you are really getting away, but whether you are arriving by air or auto, it’s easy to get here. The beauty of Bozeman is the amazing outdoor recreation right outside your door. And with a bourgeoning entertainment scene, you can be adventuring by day, and living it up at night. We’ve outlined some of our favorite ideas, but this is just a sampling, Bozeman has a wide array of entertaining options!

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“Bears are supposed to avoid people, not run around stealing their food!”- Yogi Bear

Montana Is For The Bears

Posted On: Aug 07, 2019

“Bears are supposed to avoid people, not run around stealing their food!”- Yogi Bear

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It’s on! The peak of summer fun in Bozeman is well underway, and there is no shortage of activity. Whether you choose to adventure by day, and enjoy a night out on the town, or prefer a low-key day of exploring Bozeman, you won’t lack for entertainment.

August Events in Bozeman 2019

Posted On: Jul 31, 2019

It’s on! The peak of summer fun in Bozeman is well underway, and there is no shortage of activity. Whether you choose to adventure by day, and enjoy a night out on the town, or prefer a low-key day of exploring Bozeman, you won’t lack for entertainment.

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History buff or not, exploring the museums in Bozeman is well worth the time. From dinosaur fossils to hanging gallows, the exhibits range from western culture to world history. Each museum is unique and well worth a visit, so set aside time to add a little education to your vacation!

Bozeman Museums and Summer Exhibitions 2019

Posted On: Jul 24, 2019

History buff or not, exploring the museums in Bozeman is well worth the time. From dinosaur fossils to hanging gallows, the exhibits range from western culture to world history. Each museum is unique and well worth a visit, so set aside time to add a little education to your vacation!

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Whether you are a professional geologist, an amateur rockhound, or simply looking for an interesting day trip, there are several spots around Bozeman to play with rocks. From geological wonders to gorgeous gems, exploring these areas is fun for any age. Not to mention, the colorful personalities of the surrounding towns are well worth enjoying. There is more than one reason Montana is called the Treasure State!

Ringing Rocks, Butte, Montana

Just outside of Butte, Montana, there is a small batholith called the Boulder Batholith. This huge granite formation was shaped by magma shoved upwards by volcanic eruptions 60-70 million years ago. Within this batholith sits a unique geological formation of boulders that chime methodically when tapped with crescent wrench or mallet. While there is no scientific explanation, it is believed that part of the reason is the composition of the joining patterns; when a boulder is removed, it no longer rings. The area consists of thousands of rocks of all shapes sizes and colors, each with different tones and pitches which sound like a bell. There are only four other sites like this in the world: Mexico, England, Western Australia, and Pennsylvania. Be sure to bring hiking boots, a hammer and an automobile with good clearance, the road is tricky. The area is located 18 miles east of Butte, on BLM land north of I-90, beyond Pipestone Trailhead.


Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine, Philipsburg, Montana

The largest, oldest, and best sapphire mine in Montana, the Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine has turned out 180 million carats of sapphires over the past 120 years. The mine allows guests to wash sapphire gravel in search of stones, which vary in size. When you find one you like, the mine offers heat-treating which improves the clarity and enhances the color, and faceting, which grinds and polishes the stone to prepare it for jewelry. Be sure to pack layers, the weather can range from sun to rain to snow, (sometimes in the same day!) Bug spray, sunscreen and a hat are also recommended. For hardcore sapphire hunters, there is a small campground on site which is first-come, first served. The mine is located 22 miles west of Phillipsburg on the Skalhao Pass Road off of Montana Highway 38.

Playing with Rocks; Day Trips Around Bozeman

Posted On: Jul 17, 2019

Whether you are a professional geologist, an amateur rockhound, or simply looking for an interesting day trip, there are several spots around Bozeman to play with rocks. From geological wonders to gorgeous gems, exploring these areas is fun for any age. Not to mention, the colorful personalities of the surrounding towns are well worth enjoying. There is more than one reason Montana is called the Treasure State!

Ringing Rocks, Butte, Montana

Just outside of Butte, Montana, there is a small batholith called the Boulder Batholith. This huge granite formation was shaped by magma shoved upwards by volcanic eruptions 60-70 million years ago. Within this batholith sits a unique geological formation of boulders that chime methodically when tapped with crescent wrench or mallet. While there is no scientific explanation, it is believed that part of the reason is the composition of the joining patterns; when a boulder is removed, it no longer rings. The area consists of thousands of rocks of all shapes sizes and colors, each with different tones and pitches which sound like a bell. There are only four other sites like this in the world: Mexico, England, Western Australia, and Pennsylvania. Be sure to bring hiking boots, a hammer and an automobile with good clearance, the road is tricky. The area is located 18 miles east of Butte, on BLM land north of I-90, beyond Pipestone Trailhead.


Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine, Philipsburg, Montana

The largest, oldest, and best sapphire mine in Montana, the Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine has turned out 180 million carats of sapphires over the past 120 years. The mine allows guests to wash sapphire gravel in search of stones, which vary in size. When you find one you like, the mine offers heat-treating which improves the clarity and enhances the color, and faceting, which grinds and polishes the stone to prepare it for jewelry. Be sure to pack layers, the weather can range from sun to rain to snow, (sometimes in the same day!) Bug spray, sunscreen and a hat are also recommended. For hardcore sapphire hunters, there is a small campground on site which is first-come, first served. The mine is located 22 miles west of Phillipsburg on the Skalhao Pass Road off of Montana Highway 38.

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Yellowstone is so vast, you could spend weeks exploring. For those on a tighter timeline, there are a few sights not to be missed, but also some lesser known, off-the-beaten-path areas that are well worth seeing. We’ve selected a few that span different aspects of the park, each unique and all awe-inspiring.

Yellowstone Insider: 10 Not-to-Miss Sites in Yellowstone this Summer!

Posted On: Jul 10, 2019

Yellowstone is so vast, you could spend weeks exploring. For those on a tighter timeline, there are a few sights not to be missed, but also some lesser known, off-the-beaten-path areas that are well worth seeing. We’ve selected a few that span different aspects of the park, each unique and all awe-inspiring.

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July hits and Bozeman-ites start running fast and hard to get in as much summer fun as possible! The month is packed with special events; long-standing favorites like the state fair, big name musicians and fun runs throughout the valley. From date night to family day, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

Fourth of July!

Kick off the month with a serious Fourth of July celebration. Start the day with an invigorating hike up the College ‘M’ or Drinking Horse trails. You’ll get a great view of the whole valley. Both trails are moderate, but if you’re feeling especially motivated, the ‘M’ has a steep route. Enjoy a leisurely lunch at one of Bozeman’s many restaurants, then perhaps take a little rest before the night gets going.

A long-time favorite, the Music on Main free concert series starts at 8:00 p.m. on Main Street. The street shuts down, food trucks come out and the watering holes offer drink specials. There’s a fun zone for the kids and bleachers if you need a little break!

Festival of the 4th
Denecke Park, Gallatin County Fairgrounds
Thursday, July 4, 2019

Bozeman goes all out when it comes to fireworks. The blasts are big and the show is long. For front row seats, plan to get to the fairgrounds early. However, the show can be seen all over town. Peet’s Hill and the Westlake Park Children’s Memorial Garden are great places to watch!

If you like to light your own fireworks, city regulations are in effect for certain times:


  • July 3 and July 5, 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
  • July 4, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Fireworks are not allowed on major streets or within 300 feet of hospitals or healthcare facilities. You can find firework stands on Huffine Lane and Highway 85 headed south.

Other July Events

Bozeman Events in July: Fireworks Edition

Posted On: Jul 03, 2019

July hits and Bozeman-ites start running fast and hard to get in as much summer fun as possible! The month is packed with special events; long-standing favorites like the state fair, big name musicians and fun runs throughout the valley. From date night to family day, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

Fourth of July!

Kick off the month with a serious Fourth of July celebration. Start the day with an invigorating hike up the College ‘M’ or Drinking Horse trails. You’ll get a great view of the whole valley. Both trails are moderate, but if you’re feeling especially motivated, the ‘M’ has a steep route. Enjoy a leisurely lunch at one of Bozeman’s many restaurants, then perhaps take a little rest before the night gets going.

A long-time favorite, the Music on Main free concert series starts at 8:00 p.m. on Main Street. The street shuts down, food trucks come out and the watering holes offer drink specials. There’s a fun zone for the kids and bleachers if you need a little break!

Festival of the 4th
Denecke Park, Gallatin County Fairgrounds
Thursday, July 4, 2019

Bozeman goes all out when it comes to fireworks. The blasts are big and the show is long. For front row seats, plan to get to the fairgrounds early. However, the show can be seen all over town. Peet’s Hill and the Westlake Park Children’s Memorial Garden are great places to watch!

If you like to light your own fireworks, city regulations are in effect for certain times:


  • July 3 and July 5, 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
  • July 4, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Fireworks are not allowed on major streets or within 300 feet of hospitals or healthcare facilities. You can find firework stands on Huffine Lane and Highway 85 headed south.

Other July Events

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When it comes to mountain getaways, Colorado tends to be top of mind. So what happens when you live in Colorado but want a mountain getaway of your own? You visit Bozeman, Montana! Both states are located in the Rocky Mountains, which means the outdoor adventure is similar, yet the experience is very different.

The main thing you’ll notice is the lack of crowds. Montana is bigger than Colorado, with a fraction of the people, (1 million in Montana to 5.7 million in Colorado.) During the summer months, this means fewer people on the trails, and when ski season rolls around, the lack of lift lines is refreshing. (Not to mention uncrowded runs with plenty of room to spread out!)

You’ll also see the similarities: great fishing, camping, hiking, skiing, climbing, food, and nightlife. The difference is in proximity. In Bozeman, you can drive for 15 minutes and seemingly be in the middle of nowhere. Adventuring in Colorado can require some time in traffic. In Bozeman, you can bag a peak during the day, and be back in time for dinner and a show.

Speaking of dinner, the food is amazing. What used to be a steak and potatoes kind of town now has a wide array of cuisine. Rest assured vegetarians, we’ve got you covered; delicious dishes can be found on most every menu!

The vibrancy of a college town makes the cultural scene hop. Two historic theaters have been renovated, bringing live theater, music and film to the area. These smaller venues are intimate, a real treat when seeing live performances, and our location on I-90 makes it a great tour stop for musicians across the country. Brick Breeden Fieldhouse on the Montana State University campus hosts big music names, Broadway theater and family oriented performances.

Getting to Montana is easy; if you prefer to drive, the open road is a great way to clear your head, and if you prefer to fly, you’ll arrive in a quick 1 1/2 hours on either United Airlines or Frontier Airlines. Did someone say, “weekend getaway?” 

There are three main driving routes, and depending on your locale, length of trip and time of year, they are all worth exploring. It’s roughly 12 hours, give or take, so an early start will land you here in enough time to settle in and enjoy the evening.

If you’re coming through Utah, take I-70 West to US 191 N. and head to Provo, Utah. From there, stay on I-15 North to I-90 and cruise on into Bozeman! For a more scenic route, cut off at Idaho Falls and head to West Yellowstone. From there, you’ll go through the scenic Gallatin Canyon, where “A River Runs Through It” was filmed.

If you’re coming from the Denver area, hightailing it through Cheyenne to Billings is the most efficient and straightforward route, following I-25 N to I-90 W and down into Bozeman.

However, if it’s summer, and you have a couple of extra days, driving through Cody, Wyoming to Cooke City and then Yellowstone National Park is a memory you won’t forget. From Cody, you’ll drive over the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway to Cooke City. It’s worth overnighting in Cody or Cooke City, (though Cooke City is small so be sure to make reservations!) The next day, meander your way through the Lamar Valley in Yellowstone National Park watching for bear, elk, bison and the elusive wolf.

Ready to start exploring? Download our travel guide and start planning!

Visiting Bozeman From Colorado

Posted On: Jun 19, 2019

When it comes to mountain getaways, Colorado tends to be top of mind. So what happens when you live in Colorado but want a mountain getaway of your own? You visit Bozeman, Montana! Both states are located in the Rocky Mountains, which means the outdoor adventure is similar, yet the experience is very different.

The main thing you’ll notice is the lack of crowds. Montana is bigger than Colorado, with a fraction of the people, (1 million in Montana to 5.7 million in Colorado.) During the summer months, this means fewer people on the trails, and when ski season rolls around, the lack of lift lines is refreshing. (Not to mention uncrowded runs with plenty of room to spread out!)

You’ll also see the similarities: great fishing, camping, hiking, skiing, climbing, food, and nightlife. The difference is in proximity. In Bozeman, you can drive for 15 minutes and seemingly be in the middle of nowhere. Adventuring in Colorado can require some time in traffic. In Bozeman, you can bag a peak during the day, and be back in time for dinner and a show.

Speaking of dinner, the food is amazing. What used to be a steak and potatoes kind of town now has a wide array of cuisine. Rest assured vegetarians, we’ve got you covered; delicious dishes can be found on most every menu!

The vibrancy of a college town makes the cultural scene hop. Two historic theaters have been renovated, bringing live theater, music and film to the area. These smaller venues are intimate, a real treat when seeing live performances, and our location on I-90 makes it a great tour stop for musicians across the country. Brick Breeden Fieldhouse on the Montana State University campus hosts big music names, Broadway theater and family oriented performances.

Getting to Montana is easy; if you prefer to drive, the open road is a great way to clear your head, and if you prefer to fly, you’ll arrive in a quick 1 1/2 hours on either United Airlines or Frontier Airlines. Did someone say, “weekend getaway?” 

There are three main driving routes, and depending on your locale, length of trip and time of year, they are all worth exploring. It’s roughly 12 hours, give or take, so an early start will land you here in enough time to settle in and enjoy the evening.

If you’re coming through Utah, take I-70 West to US 191 N. and head to Provo, Utah. From there, stay on I-15 North to I-90 and cruise on into Bozeman! For a more scenic route, cut off at Idaho Falls and head to West Yellowstone. From there, you’ll go through the scenic Gallatin Canyon, where “A River Runs Through It” was filmed.

If you’re coming from the Denver area, hightailing it through Cheyenne to Billings is the most efficient and straightforward route, following I-25 N to I-90 W and down into Bozeman.

However, if it’s summer, and you have a couple of extra days, driving through Cody, Wyoming to Cooke City and then Yellowstone National Park is a memory you won’t forget. From Cody, you’ll drive over the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway to Cooke City. It’s worth overnighting in Cody or Cooke City, (though Cooke City is small so be sure to make reservations!) The next day, meander your way through the Lamar Valley in Yellowstone National Park watching for bear, elk, bison and the elusive wolf.

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Yellowstone National Park is a beautiful summer destination for families, friends, and outdoor adventurers. When the sun is out and the kids are out for summer vacation, it is a center for breathtaking views and surprise animal sightings. There is enough to see to fill numbers of trips, countless hikes and years of memories. Check out these posts to inspire your next trip to the park and whet your appetite for a new stunning adventure. 

10 Amazing Instagram Photos of Yellowstone National Park in the Summer

Posted On: Jun 19, 2019

Yellowstone National Park is a beautiful summer destination for families, friends, and outdoor adventurers. When the sun is out and the kids are out for summer vacation, it is a center for breathtaking views and surprise animal sightings. There is enough to see to fill numbers of trips, countless hikes and years of memories. Check out these posts to inspire your next trip to the park and whet your appetite for a new stunning adventure. 

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Do you have a craving for a wheat beer but don't know where to find the best in Bozeman? Look no further because we have you covered with our ranking of the best Bozeman breweries.

All wheat beers share several characteristics thanks to using wheat malt. Wheat has more protein than barley, which delivers a thick, long-lasting, head to the beer — giving the iconic image of wheat beer in a glass. In the mouth, the same malt adds a silky texture and bubbly effervescence for a refreshing drink. There are several different wheat beers that have evolved over the years to include the hefeweizen, belgian witbier, dunkelweizen/weizenbock, and the krystall according to Prestige Drinks.

All history aside, here is our ranking for the best Bozeman breweries wheat beers. 

Bozeman Breweries: Ranking the best Wheat Beers

Posted On: Jun 12, 2019

Do you have a craving for a wheat beer but don't know where to find the best in Bozeman? Look no further because we have you covered with our ranking of the best Bozeman breweries.

All wheat beers share several characteristics thanks to using wheat malt. Wheat has more protein than barley, which delivers a thick, long-lasting, head to the beer — giving the iconic image of wheat beer in a glass. In the mouth, the same malt adds a silky texture and bubbly effervescence for a refreshing drink. There are several different wheat beers that have evolved over the years to include the hefeweizen, belgian witbier, dunkelweizen/weizenbock, and the krystall according to Prestige Drinks.

All history aside, here is our ranking for the best Bozeman breweries wheat beers. 

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Our National Park System is nothing short of phenomenal. These vast swaths of land preserved for their natural wonders are something everyone should experience. Montana has a total of nine National Park service areas, but the two most famous, Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park, are also the most different.

Glacier’s tall, jutting mountains, massive moving glaciers, and mountain lakes are a vast contrast to Yellowstone’s wide open spaces, big rivers, simmering hot pots and shooting geysers.

Yet, the two can’t be compared; each has its own beauty and intrigue.

National Parks: Yellowstone versus Glacier

Posted On: Jun 05, 2019

Our National Park System is nothing short of phenomenal. These vast swaths of land preserved for their natural wonders are something everyone should experience. Montana has a total of nine National Park service areas, but the two most famous, Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park, are also the most different.

Glacier’s tall, jutting mountains, massive moving glaciers, and mountain lakes are a vast contrast to Yellowstone’s wide open spaces, big rivers, simmering hot pots and shooting geysers.

Yet, the two can’t be compared; each has its own beauty and intrigue.

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Summer kicks off with music, film, food and serious adventure. One of the beautiful things about Bozeman is its proximity to the mountains, lakes, and rivers. We’re not kidding when we say you can fit both recreation and culture into the same day! We suggest building these great events into your itinerary, you’ll love the variety of entertainment in this vibrant college town.

June Events in Bozeman

Posted On: May 29, 2019

Summer kicks off with music, film, food and serious adventure. One of the beautiful things about Bozeman is its proximity to the mountains, lakes, and rivers. We’re not kidding when we say you can fit both recreation and culture into the same day! We suggest building these great events into your itinerary, you’ll love the variety of entertainment in this vibrant college town.

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We love our winters in Bozeman, but once the ski hills close and the snow starts to melt, spring fever sets in and we’re off chasing new activities and adventures. Part of Bozeman’s allure is the combination of outdoor recreation coupled with a cultured and vibrant community. It’s easy to be out in nature for the day and back in time for dinner and a live show! We’ve outlined a few of our favorite local activities, complete with ideas the whole family can enjoy.

Spring Activities to Get Excited About in Bozeman

Posted On: May 22, 2019

We love our winters in Bozeman, but once the ski hills close and the snow starts to melt, spring fever sets in and we’re off chasing new activities and adventures. Part of Bozeman’s allure is the combination of outdoor recreation coupled with a cultured and vibrant community. It’s easy to be out in nature for the day and back in time for dinner and a live show! We’ve outlined a few of our favorite local activities, complete with ideas the whole family can enjoy.

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One of the highlights of visiting Yellowstone National Park is watching the wildlife move about in their natural setting. Spring is especially magical with newborns playing alongside their moms, giddy with new life. The park is less crowded in the spring, which makes it a nice time to leisurely make your way through. You’ll definitely see the more common animals such as bison and elk; but if you’re diligent, (and an early riser) you have a good chance of seeing bear, moose and even the elusive wolf. Stop at the local visitor center to find out where the most recent activity is taking place.

Spring Wildlife Watching in Yellowstone National Park

Posted On: May 15, 2019

One of the highlights of visiting Yellowstone National Park is watching the wildlife move about in their natural setting. Spring is especially magical with newborns playing alongside their moms, giddy with new life. The park is less crowded in the spring, which makes it a nice time to leisurely make your way through. You’ll definitely see the more common animals such as bison and elk; but if you’re diligent, (and an early riser) you have a good chance of seeing bear, moose and even the elusive wolf. Stop at the local visitor center to find out where the most recent activity is taking place.

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Whether you’re a seasoned hiker looking to sweat it out or you’re just trying to get your stroll on, Bozeman is chock-full of hikes to choose from. One of the things we hold dear about our little town is the fact that whatever you’re looking for, you don’t have to go far to find it. Today we’re giving the scoop on hikes sprinkled in or around Bozeman, all close enough to hit before work or happy hour.

Spring Hikes Around Bozeman that are Calling our Name

Posted On: May 08, 2019

Whether you’re a seasoned hiker looking to sweat it out or you’re just trying to get your stroll on, Bozeman is chock-full of hikes to choose from. One of the things we hold dear about our little town is the fact that whatever you’re looking for, you don’t have to go far to find it. Today we’re giving the scoop on hikes sprinkled in or around Bozeman, all close enough to hit before work or happy hour.

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May is lovely in Bozeman. Spring colors start to pop (yes, it’s a little later in these parts), and people are ready to get out and about after a cozy winter. Trail runs, craft brews, live music and engaging theater are all part of the transition to summer. So pick your passions, mark your calendar and get ready to enjoy the fun!

May Events in Bozeman

Posted On: May 01, 2019

May is lovely in Bozeman. Spring colors start to pop (yes, it’s a little later in these parts), and people are ready to get out and about after a cozy winter. Trail runs, craft brews, live music and engaging theater are all part of the transition to summer. So pick your passions, mark your calendar and get ready to enjoy the fun!

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There’s nothing like a good long soak in a natural hot springs. While it’s unquestionably relaxing, the benefits go beyond simply feeling good, the minerals contained in the water have many healing properties. Calcium and sodium bicarbonate boost circulation, and silica softens dry and rough skin. The heat can also temporarily block pain receptors and offer some relief from pain. Add in a cold plunge, and you’ve increased the health benefits even more. The cold plunge is a great exercise for blood vessels, nourishing your skin and organs with extra oxygen. The hot and cold plunge together is also a great stress reliever; when the body temperature rises then cools, it’s easier to relax and get a deeper sleep.

Intrigued? We have the perfect spot to start soaking it all up.

Soaking it Up; Bozeman Hot Springs

Posted On: Apr 24, 2019

There’s nothing like a good long soak in a natural hot springs. While it’s unquestionably relaxing, the benefits go beyond simply feeling good, the minerals contained in the water have many healing properties. Calcium and sodium bicarbonate boost circulation, and silica softens dry and rough skin. The heat can also temporarily block pain receptors and offer some relief from pain. Add in a cold plunge, and you’ve increased the health benefits even more. The cold plunge is a great exercise for blood vessels, nourishing your skin and organs with extra oxygen. The hot and cold plunge together is also a great stress reliever; when the body temperature rises then cools, it’s easier to relax and get a deeper sleep.

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Photo by Stacey Herries.

Stacey Herries is much more than an aspiring artist. Her day job as a high school art teacher inspires teenagers to be creative, while simultaneously her own artwork is flying out of galleries. I sat with her in her studio to hear her story. Her energy is as infectious as her artwork; bright, colorful and cheerful. She continued to work as we talked. Her process is fascinating and her drive is impressive!

Bozeman Artists: Meet Stacey Herries

Posted On: Apr 10, 2019

Photo by Stacey Herries.

Stacey Herries is much more than an aspiring artist. Her day job as a high school art teacher inspires teenagers to be creative, while simultaneously her own artwork is flying out of galleries. I sat with her in her studio to hear her story. Her energy is as infectious as her artwork; bright, colorful and cheerful. She continued to work as we talked. Her process is fascinating and her drive is impressive!

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In the middle of Bozeman, between the historic Main Street and the burgeoning shopping hub on the North 19th, a revitalization of one of Bozeman’s former hot spots is quietly being revitalized. Spearheaded by the Midtown Urban Renewal District, the North 7th Avenue corridor is seeing an insurgence of new businesses.

Midtown Bozeman; In the Middle of it All

Posted On: Apr 03, 2019

In the middle of Bozeman, between the historic Main Street and the burgeoning shopping hub on the North 19th, a revitalization of one of Bozeman’s former hot spots is quietly being revitalized. Spearheaded by the Midtown Urban Renewal District, the North 7th Avenue corridor is seeing an insurgence of new businesses.

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In Bozeman, the transition from winter to spring is seamless with events that help ease the inevitable spring fever. From inspiring talks and high caliber theater, to rowdy rodeos and ski hill shenanigans, April is a month to look forward to!

April Events in Bozeman

Posted On: Apr 01, 2019

In Bozeman, the transition from winter to spring is seamless with events that help ease the inevitable spring fever. From inspiring talks and high caliber theater, to rowdy rodeos and ski hill shenanigans, April is a month to look forward to!

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Honestly, there really isn't a bad time to see the nation's first National Park. Yellowstone is a magical place year round. Each season has its benefits or natural cycles to look forward to, like the elk rut in the fall or the bears coming out of hibernation in the spring. The real question is what do you want to experience in Yellowstone? Is it the breathtaking scenery, the wild animals, the incredible thermal features, or the historic landmarks that dot the map? We will give you some of our favorite things about each season and then you decide when the best time to visit Yellowstone is. 

When Is the Best Time To Visit Yellowstone?

Posted On: Mar 26, 2019

 

Honestly, there really isn't a bad time to see the nation's first National Park. Yellowstone is a magical place year round. Each season has its benefits or natural cycles to look forward to, like the elk rut in the fall or the bears coming out of hibernation in the spring. The real question is what do you want to experience in Yellowstone? Is it the breathtaking scenery, the wild animals, the incredible thermal features, or the historic landmarks that dot the map? We will give you some of our favorite things about each season and then you decide when the best time to visit Yellowstone is. 

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If there is one thing that all snowboarders have in common, it’s the love of a good carve. Whether it’s deep powder and wide open terrain, or technical tree runs, the feeling of digging that board in is what distinguishes snowboarders from skiers. Fortunately, there are plenty of spectacular turns around Bozeman and it takes no time at all to earn them.

Bridger Bowl is located just sixteen miles from Bozeman up Bridger Canyon, and Big Sky Resort is just an hour from town. Both are renown ski areas with terrain that is both exhilarating and humbling. While the areas are very different from one another, both will leave you wanting to come back for more!

Snowboarding Around Bozeman

Posted On: Mar 21, 2019

If there is one thing that all snowboarders have in common, it’s the love of a good carve. Whether it’s deep powder and wide open terrain, or technical tree runs, the feeling of digging that board in is what distinguishes snowboarders from skiers. Fortunately, there are plenty of spectacular turns around Bozeman and it takes no time at all to earn them.

Bridger Bowl is located just sixteen miles from Bozeman up Bridger Canyon, and Big Sky Resort is just an hour from town. Both are renown ski areas with terrain that is both exhilarating and humbling. While the areas are very different from one another, both will leave you wanting to come back for more!

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Some days it’s nice to just hop in the car, relax and enjoy the scenery. Bozeman receives a significant amount of snow, but Montanan’s are no rookies to keeping the roads clear. If the weather isn’t inclement, you generally don’t need to worry about driving, but these two scenic winter drives tend to be less snowy than some!

Scenic Winter Drives Around Bozeman

Posted On: Mar 14, 2019

Some days it’s nice to just hop in the car, relax and enjoy the scenery. Bozeman receives a significant amount of snow, but Montanan’s are no rookies to keeping the roads clear. If the weather isn’t inclement, you generally don’t need to worry about driving, but these two scenic winter drives tend to be less snowy than some!

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If you love skiing or snowboarding, you most likely can’t wait to get your little “mini-me’s” out on the slopes, and with good reason! Skiing is a life-long sport the whole family can enjoy together. It’s a way to get them off their screens and into the fresh air, and to bond over a shared interest. But if you want them to love it, starting off on the right foot is a must. Get your patience ready, there’s nothing worse than an anxious parent pushing a kiddo past their comfort level.

15 Tips To Help Little Ones Learn To Love The Slopes

Posted On: Mar 12, 2019

If you love skiing or snowboarding, you most likely can’t wait to get your little “mini-me’s” out on the slopes, and with good reason! Skiing is a life-long sport the whole family can enjoy together. It’s a way to get them off their screens and into the fresh air, and to bond over a shared interest. But if you want them to love it, starting off on the right foot is a must. Get your patience ready, there’s nothing worse than an anxious parent pushing a kiddo past their comfort level.

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The St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Bozeman, MT is not your typical party. People gather from around the country for a long run followed by a cold beer, live music, and some serious camaraderie. 

Rated #2 Best in the U.S. Half Marathon by Runners World, Pub 317’s Run to the Pub attracts everyone from serious runners to happy joggers. The run winds through a beautiful valley with picturesque, 360-degree views (bonus; ninety percent of the race is downhill!).

Run to the Pub by Pub 317: Bozeman’s Iconic 10K and Half Marathon Race

Posted On: Mar 08, 2019

The St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Bozeman, MT is not your typical party. People gather from around the country for a long run followed by a cold beer, live music, and some serious camaraderie. 

Rated #2 Best in the U.S. Half Marathon by Runners World, Pub 317’s Run to the Pub attracts everyone from serious runners to happy joggers. The run winds through a beautiful valley with picturesque, 360-degree views (bonus; ninety percent of the race is downhill!).

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It’s close; the sounds and smells of spring are just around the corner, but there is plenty to do while we wait. For one, ski season isn’t over till it’s over—and that’s in April. But while the slopes stay snowy, the days are lasting longer and the air is getting warmer, bringing plenty of outdoor adventure and evening entertainment. We’ve listed the highlights, but local pubs host ongoing music, movies grace theaters old and new, and there are plenty of art, yoga and other classes to enjoy!

Bozeman Events In March

Posted On: Mar 01, 2019

It’s close; the sounds and smells of spring are just around the corner, but there is plenty to do while we wait. For one, ski season isn’t over till it’s over—and that’s in April. But while the slopes stay snowy, the days are lasting longer and the air is getting warmer, bringing plenty of outdoor adventure and evening entertainment. We’ve listed the highlights, but local pubs host ongoing music, movies grace theaters old and new, and there are plenty of art, yoga and other classes to enjoy!

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Yellowstone National Park is just a stone’s throw from Bozeman, and seeing it in its winter glory is something special. Snowshoeing is one of the most intimate ways of experiencing the natural beauty, and it’s an easy activity for any age and ability.

The options are plentiful; you can plan an excursion for any duration and skill level. All trails and roads are open to snowshoeing; however, if you are on a ski trail, snowshoers are required to walk alongside the trail to keep the ski tracks in order.

We’ve created a couple of itinerary options with one short and one long, but don’t be afraid to get out and make tracks on your own!

Making A Day Of It: Snowshoeing In Yellowstone National Park

Posted On: Feb 21, 2019

Yellowstone National Park is just a stone’s throw from Bozeman, and seeing it in its winter glory is something special. Snowshoeing is one of the most intimate ways of experiencing the natural beauty, and it’s an easy activity for any age and ability.

The options are plentiful; you can plan an excursion for any duration and skill level. All trails and roads are open to snowshoeing; however, if you are on a ski trail, snowshoers are required to walk alongside the trail to keep the ski tracks in order.

We’ve created a couple of itinerary options with one short and one long, but don’t be afraid to get out and make tracks on your own!

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Whether you’re an expert skier or just starting out, a day at Bridger Bowl is a ski and snowboard lover’s dream. Dubbed the “cold smoke,” Bridger receives an average 350” of the lightest, driest powder anywhere. Located just 16 miles from downtown Bozeman, you can enjoy a full day on the slopes and be home in time for a night on the town.

Making A Day Of It: Shredding Bridger Bowl

Posted On: Feb 14, 2019

Whether you’re an expert skier or just starting out, a day at Bridger Bowl is a ski and snowboard lover’s dream. Dubbed the “cold smoke,” Bridger receives an average 350” of the lightest, driest powder anywhere. Located just 16 miles from downtown Bozeman, you can enjoy a full day on the slopes and be home in time for a night on the town.

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Hockey lovers get ready; hockey season is in full swing and the Bozeman Icedogs are off to a fabulous start! New to the sport? It’s thrilling to watch the games in person. The fast pace of the game, the sound of the puck on the ice, and the roaring cheers are infectious.

Hockey In Bozeman With The Bozeman Icedogs

Posted On: Feb 07, 2019

Hockey lovers get ready; hockey season is in full swing and the Bozeman Icedogs are off to a fabulous start! New to the sport? It’s thrilling to watch the games in person. The fast pace of the game, the sound of the puck on the ice, and the roaring cheers are infectious.

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Short on days but long on events, February packs it in. Bozeman is hopping with professional theater, outdoor adventure, and inspiring films. As the days get longer, so does après-ski— check out the happy hours around town and keep an eye on the live music scene; local, regional and national bands frequent venues around town. The deep of winter doesn’t stop Bozeman from having a good time!

February Events in Bozeman, Montana

Posted On: Feb 01, 2019

Short on days but long on events, February packs it in. Bozeman is hopping with professional theater, outdoor adventure, and inspiring films. As the days get longer, so does après-ski— check out the happy hours around town and keep an eye on the live music scene; local, regional and national bands frequent venues around town. The deep of winter doesn’t stop Bozeman from having a good time!

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All photo rights belong to Instagram user @powdermagazine.

Bozeman is a year-round wonderland for outdoor recreation - and we've got the photos to prove it! As the popularity in this amazing town has grown, more and more breathtaking shots have found their way online. We've been sharing the best shots throughout the year with the hashtag #OnlyInBozeman and have curated a list of our most popular Instagram posts of 2018. Enjoy! 

Bozeman’s 10 Most Popular Instagram Posts Of 2018

Posted On: Jan 26, 2019

All photo rights belong to Instagram user @powdermagazine.

Bozeman is a year-round wonderland for outdoor recreation - and we've got the photos to prove it! As the popularity in this amazing town has grown, more and more breathtaking shots have found their way online. We've been sharing the best shots throughout the year with the hashtag #OnlyInBozeman and have curated a list of our most popular Instagram posts of 2018. Enjoy! 

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The gorgeous mountains and abundant winter recreation are part of Bozeman’s allure. The area is spectacular when it’s covered in deep snow topped with blue skies. However, roads can be tricky when the snow flies and if you’re planning to travel during the winter it’s essential to keep abreast of current conditions. Fortunately, technology puts the information right at your fingertips!

Keeping Track of Road Conditions Around Bozeman

Posted On: Jan 24, 2019

The gorgeous mountains and abundant winter recreation are part of Bozeman’s allure. The area is spectacular when it’s covered in deep snow topped with blue skies. However, roads can be tricky when the snow flies and if you’re planning to travel during the winter it’s essential to keep abreast of current conditions. Fortunately, technology puts the information right at your fingertips!

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Vacationing in Bozeman can take many different forms: extreme adventure, family-focused fun, intimate getaways or a weekend with friends. One of the best parts of this mountain town is its diverse number of experiences. Not to mention its proximity; you can be adventuring in the morning and dancing by evening. We’ve outlined some of our favorite activities by group, but don’t hesitate to mix and match, you can’t go wrong!

Bozeman Winter Vacation Ideas

Posted On: Jan 17, 2019

Vacationing in Bozeman can take many different forms: extreme adventure, family-focused fun, intimate getaways or a weekend with friends. One of the best parts of this mountain town is its diverse number of experiences. Not to mention its proximity; you can be adventuring in the morning and dancing by evening. We’ve outlined some of our favorite activities by group, but don’t hesitate to mix and match, you can’t go wrong!

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We've been thankful to share helpful pieces of content in addition to the overwhelming beauty of Bozeman and the surrounding area. Throughout 2018, a few blogs stood out and in case you missed them, we've put together a list of our six most popular blogs from the previous year. Continue reading to see all of our favored articles!

Bozeman’s 6 Most Popular Blogs From 2018

Posted On: Jan 10, 2019

We've been thankful to share helpful pieces of content in addition to the overwhelming beauty of Bozeman and the surrounding area. Throughout 2018, a few blogs stood out and in case you missed them, we've put together a list of our six most popular blogs from the previous year. Continue reading to see all of our favored articles!

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Hiking season doesn’t end when the snow flies; some say it gets better. A fresh, white blanket of snow gives you a whole new perspective. The ground sparkles, the forest is quiet, the air is crisp and everything feels serene.

Snowshoeing is one of the best ways to experience this actual winter wonderland. If you’re new to the activity, no worries, we’ll get you started.

Snowshoeing Around Bozeman; A Beginner’s Guide

Posted On: Jan 04, 2019

Hiking season doesn’t end when the snow flies; some say it gets better. A fresh, white blanket of snow gives you a whole new perspective. The ground sparkles, the forest is quiet, the air is crisp and everything feels serene.

Snowshoeing is one of the best ways to experience this actual winter wonderland. If you’re new to the activity, no worries, we’ll get you started.

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Nestling in for the winter isn’t typical in Bozeman, even in January. If Montanan’s aren’t out adventuring, they’re planning for the next season’s fun. A wide variety of cultural exhibits, music, art, and food round out the month. So if you’re visiting, take note of what’s happening around town!

Bozeman Events, January 2019

Posted On: Jan 02, 2019

Nestling in for the winter isn’t typical in Bozeman, even in January. If Montanan’s aren’t out adventuring, they’re planning for the next season’s fun. A wide variety of cultural exhibits, music, art, and food round out the month. So if you’re visiting, take note of what’s happening around town!

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Yellowstone National Park is an amazing place. There is no doubt about it. When Teddy Roosevelt spoke at the laying of the cornerstone of the gateway to Yellowstone in 1903 he said, "The geysers, the extraordinary hot springs, the lakes, the mountains, the canyons, and cataracts unite to make this region something not wholly to be paralleled elsewhere on the globe," and those words still hold true today. It is a beautiful place, a place of grandeur, a place of wild America and a place to make some amazing memories with your family. When people visit Yellowstone National Park, they have a checklist of tourist destinations that include places like Old Faithful, Artist Point, or Mammoth Hot Springs. To look beyond the popular spots, here is our list of 7 things to do in Yellowstone that will create lasting memories that you can't create anywhere else in the world.

7 Life Changing Things To Do In Yellowstone

Posted On: Dec 18, 2018

Yellowstone National Park is an amazing place. There is no doubt about it. When Teddy Roosevelt spoke at the laying of the cornerstone of the gateway to Yellowstone in 1903 he said, "The geysers, the extraordinary hot springs, the lakes, the mountains, the canyons, and cataracts unite to make this region something not wholly to be paralleled elsewhere on the globe," and those words still hold true today. It is a beautiful place, a place of grandeur, a place of wild America and a place to make some amazing memories with your family. When people visit Yellowstone National Park, they have a checklist of tourist destinations that include places like Old Faithful, Artist Point, or Mammoth Hot Springs. To look beyond the popular spots, here is our list of 7 things to do in Yellowstone that will create lasting memories that you can't create anywhere else in the world.

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When it comes to winter vacations, December and February seem to get all the attention. However, local Bozeman-ites will tell you January is one of the best times of the year. Winter is in full swing and the snow is (usually) incredible. If you need more convincing, read on, we’ll give you plenty of reasons!

6 Reasons To Visit Bozeman In January

Posted On: Dec 13, 2018

When it comes to winter vacations, December and February seem to get all the attention. However, local Bozeman-ites will tell you January is one of the best times of the year. Winter is in full swing and the snow is (usually) incredible. If you need more convincing, read on, we’ll give you plenty of reasons!

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Everyone loves a good rivalry and sharing in the revelry makes it all the better. Whether it’s the infamous Cat/Griz game between Montana State University and the University of Montana, the Superbowl or the Stanley Cup, Bozeman is full of great spots to share the comrade of cheering on your favorite team. Here are a few of our favorite haunts, but the list is by no means exhaustive…we encourage you to explore all the nooks and crannies around town!

Best Places To Catch The Big Game

Posted On: Dec 06, 2018

Everyone loves a good rivalry and sharing in the revelry makes it all the better. Whether it’s the infamous Cat/Griz game between Montana State University and the University of Montana, the Superbowl or the Stanley Cup, Bozeman is full of great spots to share the comrade of cheering on your favorite team. Here are a few of our favorite haunts, but the list is by no means exhaustive…we encourage you to explore all the nooks and crannies around town!

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December is busy in Bozeman; holiday festivities, the Bozeman Ice Festival and plenty of arts and culture round out the month. (Not to mention downhill skiing at Bridger Bowl and Nordic Skiing—or fat biking—at Crosscut Mountain Sports Center.) You’ll want to plan carefully so you don’t miss anything…especially December 1, when the holiday season starts off with a bang!

Bozeman Events, December, 2018

Posted On: Dec 01, 2018

December is busy in Bozeman; holiday festivities, the Bozeman Ice Festival and plenty of arts and culture round out the month. (Not to mention downhill skiing at Bridger Bowl and Nordic Skiing—or fat biking—at Crosscut Mountain Sports Center.) You’ll want to plan carefully so you don’t miss anything…especially December 1, when the holiday season starts off with a bang!

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Wondering what to get the skiers and snowboarders in your life? We’ve got you covered. While accessories and gear are an obvious choice, don’t limit yourself, Bozeman is full of great ski shops, coffee shops, breweries and ways to relax after a long day on the slopes. Here are few ideas to get you started, but we highly recommend perusing the local shops for unique ideas!

A Montana Skier’s Gift Guide

Posted On: Nov 29, 2018

Wondering what to get the skiers and snowboarders in your life? We’ve got you covered. While accessories and gear are an obvious choice, don’t limit yourself, Bozeman is full of great ski shops, coffee shops, breweries and ways to relax after a long day on the slopes. Here are few ideas to get you started, but we highly recommend perusing the local shops for unique ideas!

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There is no doubt that Bozeman offers some of the best skiing opportunities in the United States, North America, and even the World. Bozeman has been named to National Geographic's list of The World's Best Ski Towns due to its proximity to Big Sky Resort and Bridger Bowl plus all the surrounding National Forest that offers a variety of backcountry skiing. Both Bridger and Big Sky offer amazing terrain but have entirely different personalities. Big Sky Resort is a full-service resort offering lodging options, dining, nightlife, shopping, and other activities beyond skiing similar to the big name resorts you find in Colorado and Utah. Bridger Bowl is a community based non-profit ski area that is focused on providing a great skiing experience, without the lodging, fine dining, and shopping. The skiing at both is fantastic, but we thought we would break them down in more detail to help you get a feel for each option.

Bozeman’s Ski Area Comparison: Bridger Bowl and Big Sky

Posted On: Nov 27, 2018

 

There is no doubt that Bozeman offers some of the best skiing opportunities in the United States, North America, and even the World. Bozeman has been named to National Geographic's list of The World's Best Ski Towns due to its proximity to Big Sky Resort and Bridger Bowl plus all the surrounding National Forest that offers a variety of backcountry skiing. Both Bridger and Big Sky offer amazing terrain but have entirely different personalities. Big Sky Resort is a full-service resort offering lodging options, dining, nightlife, shopping, and other activities beyond skiing similar to the big name resorts you find in Colorado and Utah. Bridger Bowl is a community based non-profit ski area that is focused on providing a great skiing experience, without the lodging, fine dining, and shopping. The skiing at both is fantastic, but we thought we would break them down in more detail to help you get a feel for each option.

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Fall is a beautiful time in Bozeman with vibrant autumn colors and crisp mountain air blowing the crunchy leaves around the sidewalks. The season is short but the sights around the area are astonishing. Check out these 16 breathtaking fall Instagram photos from around Bozeman, Montana.

16 Breathtaking Fall Instagram Photos In Bozeman

Posted On: Nov 18, 2018

Fall is a beautiful time in Bozeman with vibrant autumn colors and crisp mountain air blowing the crunchy leaves around the sidewalks. The season is short but the sights around the area are astonishing. Check out these 16 breathtaking fall Instagram photos from around Bozeman, Montana.

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The culinary scene in Bozeman rivals urban restaurants. Chefs from across the country move here for the lifestyle, then turn out fresh, locally sourced dishes that are exceptional. In the past year, a number of new restaurants have come on board and we couldn’t be more excited. Bring a hearty appetite!

Bozeman’s Newest Restaurants!

Posted On: Nov 15, 2018

The culinary scene in Bozeman rivals urban restaurants. Chefs from across the country move here for the lifestyle, then turn out fresh, locally sourced dishes that are exceptional. In the past year, a number of new restaurants have come on board and we couldn’t be more excited. Bring a hearty appetite!

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The magic of the holidays aren't limited to wide-eyed kiddos, adults celebrating in this quintessential mountain town can’t help but spread cheer.

What Makes The Holidays So Special In Bozeman?

Posted On: Nov 08, 2018

The magic of the holidays aren't limited to wide-eyed kiddos, adults celebrating in this quintessential mountain town can’t help but spread cheer.

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Bridger Bowl
has a well-deserved reputation for extreme skiing, but this wildly successful community ski area has just taken the family ski experience to a whole new level. We guarantee, the kids will approve!

Bridger Bowl: Family Friendly and Kid Approved

Posted On: Nov 05, 2018

 


Bridger Bowl
has a well-deserved reputation for extreme skiing, but this wildly successful community ski area has just taken the family ski experience to a whole new level. We guarantee, the kids will approve!

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For those in the know, Bozeman is a hub of activity when it comes to film. Since 1960, Montana State University has been turning out highly creative and technically savvy students who go on to pursue successful careers. The founder of the department, Jack Stonnell, had a strong vision for film in our community and in 1978 he went on to establish the Bozeman Film Festival, now known as the Bozeman Film Society. The organization consisted of a group of professors and community members who banded together and started showing American classics at the beautiful Rialto theater.

Bozeman Film Society; Keeping ‘Em Flickering

Posted On: Nov 01, 2018

For those in the know, Bozeman is a hub of activity when it comes to film. Since 1960, Montana State University has been turning out highly creative and technically savvy students who go on to pursue successful careers. The founder of the department, Jack Stonnell, had a strong vision for film in our community and in 1978 he went on to establish the Bozeman Film Festival, now known as the Bozeman Film Society. The organization consisted of a group of professors and community members who banded together and started showing American classics at the beautiful Rialto theater.

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Photo Credit: Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Bozemanites know that November starts off the winter season with a bang. Music, theater, shopping and snow bring people out on the town and into the mountains. It’s also the time of year when it feels good to slow down and enjoy the rich culture abundant in this mountain town. So mark your calendars and bundle up with your hats, gloves and scarves, for these amazing November events and festivities in Bozeman!

November Events in Bozeman

Posted On: Nov 01, 2018

Photo Credit: Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Bozemanites know that November starts off the winter season with a bang. Music, theater, shopping and snow bring people out on the town and into the mountains. It’s also the time of year when it feels good to slow down and enjoy the rich culture abundant in this mountain town. So mark your calendars and bundle up with your hats, gloves and scarves, for these amazing November events and festivities in Bozeman!

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Serious wildlife watchers consider autumn one of the most exciting times in Yellowstone National Park. Activity increases as animals prepare for winter and for some, mating season begins bringing with it some interesting mating rituals. Many species start moving to lower elevations as the temperatures cool. Not to mention, the fall colors are amazing; a perfect backdrop for the photographers out there. Wildlife can be found throughout the park, but the Northern Range, from Gardiner to Cooke City is considered the best areas for wildlife watching. It’s also the only road that stays open year round. There are 67 species of mammals in the park; we’ve listed the most prevalent, but keep your eyes open, you may come across others such as pronghorn, beavers, deer and maybe even the elusive cougar. 

Yellowstone Wildlife In The Fall

Posted On: Oct 25, 2018

Serious wildlife watchers consider autumn one of the most exciting times in Yellowstone National Park. Activity increases as animals prepare for winter and for some, mating season begins bringing with it some interesting mating rituals. Many species start moving to lower elevations as the temperatures cool. Not to mention, the fall colors are amazing; a perfect backdrop for the photographers out there. Wildlife can be found throughout the park, but the Northern Range, from Gardiner to Cooke City is considered the best areas for wildlife watching. It’s also the only road that stays open year round. There are 67 species of mammals in the park; we’ve listed the most prevalent, but keep your eyes open, you may come across others such as pronghorn, beavers, deer and maybe even the elusive cougar. 

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Locals have a special fondness for Rocky Creek Farm, the 50 acres have been a part of Bozeman’s fabric for decades. Each fall, families enjoy apple harvests, fresh cider, fat pumpkins and a pick-your-own raspberry patch. But it’s the fresh, organic food available year round, that has won a place in everyone’s heart.

The Farm Down On Rocky Creek

Posted On: Oct 18, 2018

Locals have a special fondness for Rocky Creek Farm, the 50 acres have been a part of Bozeman’s fabric for decades. Each fall, families enjoy apple harvests, fresh cider, fat pumpkins and a pick-your-own raspberry patch. But it’s the fresh, organic food available year round, that has won a place in everyone’s heart.

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The Emerson Cultural Center has successfully weaved an art community into the fabric of Bozeman. From hosting summer camps, art exhibits and gallery tours, to providing art education to thousands of children and adults, the organization is building community through the arts and culture. The space, a retired elementary school, is an ideal place for community events, the summer concert series, “Lunch on the Lawn,” and is home to 58 working studios for arts and culture related tenants.

Iconic Bozeman; Emerson Cultural Center Fall Events

Posted On: Oct 11, 2018

 

The Emerson Cultural Center has successfully weaved an art community into the fabric of Bozeman. From hosting summer camps, art exhibits and gallery tours, to providing art education to thousands of children and adults, the organization is building community through the arts and culture. The space, a retired elementary school, is an ideal place for community events, the summer concert series, “Lunch on the Lawn,” and is home to 58 working studios for arts and culture related tenants.

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Lace up your running shoes, fall is full of fun runs! The autumn weather in Bozeman is perfect for getting out with friends; the temperatures cool and the colors start to pop. It’s hard to beat this kind of race course! There are numerous runs to choose from, many which support local causes, and some simply to just get out and have some community fun! 

Fall Runs Around Bozeman

Posted On: Oct 04, 2018

Lace up your running shoes, fall is full of fun runs! The autumn weather in Bozeman is perfect for getting out with friends; the temperatures cool and the colors start to pop. It’s hard to beat this kind of race course! There are numerous runs to choose from, many which support local causes, and some simply to just get out and have some community fun! 

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Sweater season; it happens quickly in Bozeman. The air is brisk, and snow is likely, but the locals will tell you Fall is one of their favorite seasons. Bozemanites don’t stop playing just because the air cools. The countdown to winter has begun, and in the meantime, there are plenty of cultural and sporting events, entertainment, and outdoor activities to keep you busy. October is packed with events both inside and out. You can enjoy local food, art and sporting events all within minutes of downtown Bozeman. 

Bozeman Events In October That You Can’t Miss

Posted On: Oct 01, 2018

Sweater season; it happens quickly in Bozeman. The air is brisk, and snow is likely, but the locals will tell you Fall is one of their favorite seasons. Bozemanites don’t stop playing just because the air cools. The countdown to winter has begun, and in the meantime, there are plenty of cultural and sporting events, entertainment, and outdoor activities to keep you busy. October is packed with events both inside and out. You can enjoy local food, art and sporting events all within minutes of downtown Bozeman. 

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The Bozeman Ice Climbing Festival is an annual get together of the outdoor community in one of its epicenters of winter sports, Bozeman, Montana.  Now in its 22nd year, the ice festival combines nightly events in-town with amazing climbing nearby in Hyalite Canyon throughout December 5th-9th.

Bozeman Ice Festival Presented By Black Diamond

Posted On: Sep 27, 2018

The Bozeman Ice Climbing Festival is an annual get together of the outdoor community in one of its epicenters of winter sports, Bozeman, Montana.  Now in its 22nd year, the ice festival combines nightly events in-town with amazing climbing nearby in Hyalite Canyon throughout December 5th-9th.

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Fall may bring back-to-school routines, homework and extra-curricular activities, but that doesn’t mean the fun tickets have run out! This community keeps things interesting with numerous events throughout the season including some educational activities that combine learning with activity. If you’re planning a fall vacation, rest assured, this town does not sit still! 

Bozeman, Montana Fall Events Of 2018

Posted On: Sep 25, 2018

Fall may bring back-to-school routines, homework and extra-curricular activities, but that doesn’t mean the fun tickets have run out! This community keeps things interesting with numerous events throughout the season including some educational activities that combine learning with activity. If you’re planning a fall vacation, rest assured, this town does not sit still! 

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While many people consider Montana to be off the beaten path in and of itself, locals will tell you about tucked up remote places you may not have heard of. One such area is Highway 89, which meanders through gorgeous country with very few people. For those who prefer to ride instead of drive, this is a popular route for motorcycle groups. 

You can reach the highway either through the Bridger Mountain Range, which is a gorgeous but curvy drive, or Livingston, which is a straight shot. Either way, you’ll have magnificent backdrops. A day trip is possible but to really get a feel for the area, we recommend an overnight (or two)!

Scenic Drive: Highway 89 Through Niehart

Posted On: Sep 20, 2018

While many people consider Montana to be off the beaten path in and of itself, locals will tell you about tucked up remote places you may not have heard of. One such area is Highway 89, which meanders through gorgeous country with very few people. For those who prefer to ride instead of drive, this is a popular route for motorcycle groups. 

You can reach the highway either through the Bridger Mountain Range, which is a gorgeous but curvy drive, or Livingston, which is a straight shot. Either way, you’ll have magnificent backdrops. A day trip is possible but to really get a feel for the area, we recommend an overnight (or two)!

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The culinary scene in Bozeman is nothing short of what you would find in larger cities. Fine dining, in particular, is full of diverse flavors, locally sourced food, and is prepared by amazing chefs who are happy to be living in a mountain town. In other words, “It’s happening.” 

8 Fine Dining Restaurants in Bozeman

Posted On: Sep 13, 2018

The culinary scene in Bozeman is nothing short of what you would find in larger cities. Fine dining, in particular, is full of diverse flavors, locally sourced food, and is prepared by amazing chefs who are happy to be living in a mountain town. In other words, “It’s happening.” 

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Bozeman is known for being an outdoor mecca. Back in the 70’s, people began moving to the area for its mountaineering opportunities that lie in close proximity to town. A great example is Triple Tree Trail, where locals have historically hiked, biked and skied. 

Hiking Triple Tree Trail In Bozeman, Montana

Posted On: Sep 06, 2018

Bozeman is known for being an outdoor mecca. Back in the 70’s, people began moving to the area for its mountaineering opportunities that lie in close proximity to town. A great example is Triple Tree Trail, where locals have historically hiked, biked and skied. 

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While summer winds down and schedules get tighter, the entertainment in Bozeman keeps going strong. Fall is a gorgeous time in the area. The picturesque colors and cool air bring just a bit of coziness to outdoor events, and while the days are shorter, evenings are full of entertainment options. Grab a sweater and a sweetheart and you’re good to go! 

September Events in Bozeman

Posted On: Sep 01, 2018

While summer winds down and schedules get tighter, the entertainment in Bozeman keeps going strong. Fall is a gorgeous time in the area. The picturesque colors and cool air bring just a bit of coziness to outdoor events, and while the days are shorter, evenings are full of entertainment options. Grab a sweater and a sweetheart and you’re good to go! 

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Money Magazine has ranked Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport #5 of the 15 best airports in the United States, and in the past couple of months, it became even better! There are now 16 nonstop flights to major cities across the US, and many airlines are increasing their service, making it easier than ever to visit.

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport Keeps Getting Better

Posted On: Aug 23, 2018

Money Magazine has ranked Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport #5 of the 15 best airports in the United States, and in the past couple of months, it became even better! There are now 16 nonstop flights to major cities across the US, and many airlines are increasing their service, making it easier than ever to visit.

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Bozeman is surrounded by magnificent hiking; look in any direction and you’ll find stunning peaks and gorgeous vistas. But the real beauty of the area is the ability to grab a quick hike with beautiful views right outside of town. Drinking Horse Mountain Trail is a local favorite for exactly that reason. The 2.4-mile round trip hike can be done in about an hour, perfect for either quick exercise or a leisurely stroll. 

Hiking Drinking Horse Mountain Trail

Posted On: Aug 16, 2018

Bozeman is surrounded by magnificent hiking; look in any direction and you’ll find stunning peaks and gorgeous vistas. But the real beauty of the area is the ability to grab a quick hike with beautiful views right outside of town. Drinking Horse Mountain Trail is a local favorite for exactly that reason. The 2.4-mile round trip hike can be done in about an hour, perfect for either quick exercise or a leisurely stroll. 

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For many anglers around the world, the word "Montana" is synonymous with crystal-clear water, riffling streams and hearty, healthy trout. The state is home to a vast array of world-class, blue-ribbon trout streams, and Bozeman is in the very heart of them. Surrounded by these famed rivers, several storied spring creeks, and more than its fair share of high mountain lakes, Bozeman is simply surrounded by stellar fishing opportunities.

A Beginner’s Guide to Bozeman Fly Fishing

Posted On: Aug 09, 2018

 

For many anglers around the world, the word "Montana" is synonymous with crystal-clear water, riffling streams and hearty, healthy trout. The state is home to a vast array of world-class, blue-ribbon trout streams, and Bozeman is in the very heart of them. Surrounded by these famed rivers, several storied spring creeks, and more than its fair share of high mountain lakes, Bozeman is simply surrounded by stellar fishing opportunities.

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The night sky in Bozeman is incredible. Full of stars and without city lights, the dark skies bring a spectacular show of nature and camping is the best way to experience it. The days are equally impressive with 360-degree views, hiking, fishing, swimming and fields of wildflowers to enjoy. We recommend keeping it simple. Pitch a tent, pack some s’mores and get ready to relax! 

Sleep Under The Stars: Where To Pitch A Tent In Bozeman

Posted On: Aug 04, 2018

The night sky in Bozeman is incredible. Full of stars and without city lights, the dark skies bring a spectacular show of nature and camping is the best way to experience it. The days are equally impressive with 360-degree views, hiking, fishing, swimming and fields of wildflowers to enjoy. We recommend keeping it simple. Pitch a tent, pack some s’mores and get ready to relax! 

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Tucked up just outside of Bozeman, Hyalite Canyon is a “not so secret” gem for outdoor lovers. It’s no wonder, the area is packed with things to do and there’s not a bad view in the area. Fair warning, plan ahead because these spots can fill up fast! 

The Perfect Retreat; Camping at Hyalite

Posted On: Aug 02, 2018

Tucked up just outside of Bozeman, Hyalite Canyon is a “not so secret” gem for outdoor lovers. It’s no wonder, the area is packed with things to do and there’s not a bad view in the area. Fair warning, plan ahead because these spots can fill up fast! 

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In Bozeman, summertime is playtime and there is no shortage of events in August. If anything, it’s hard to fit them all in! Between art, music, outdoor adventure, and western entertainment, you’ll find something for everyone. 

August Events in Bozeman

Posted On: Aug 01, 2018

 

In Bozeman, summertime is playtime and there is no shortage of events in August. If anything, it’s hard to fit them all in! Between art, music, outdoor adventure, and western entertainment, you’ll find something for everyone. 

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 Bozeman, Montana, has seen an explosion of growth in the past decade, attracting both new residents and visitors who appreciate the mountain-town experience. Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development

The city of Bozeman is a veritable playground for adventurous souls. Located in the southwestern part of Montana, about 90 miles north of Yellowstone National Park, Bozeman features a historic downtown, thousands of acres of national forests to explore, and a vivid history. Whether your tastes lean to adrenaline-fueled outdoor escapades or simply enjoying European-style espresso al fresco amid the beauty of the mountains, Bozeman’s mix of adventure and culture fits the bill.

How to Have the Perfect Vacation to Bozeman

Posted On: Jul 26, 2018

 Bozeman, Montana, has seen an explosion of growth in the past decade, attracting both new residents and visitors who appreciate the mountain-town experience. Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development

The city of Bozeman is a veritable playground for adventurous souls. Located in the southwestern part of Montana, about 90 miles north of Yellowstone National Park, Bozeman features a historic downtown, thousands of acres of national forests to explore, and a vivid history. Whether your tastes lean to adrenaline-fueled outdoor escapades or simply enjoying European-style espresso al fresco amid the beauty of the mountains, Bozeman’s mix of adventure and culture fits the bill.

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You have to do some serious climbing to reach Emigrant Peak, as you’ll gain more than 5,000 feet on this trip. Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development

Bozeman is a mountaineer’s hub. There’s a reason the town boasts a cadre of world-class mountain athletes and a mainstream community of peak-bagging outdoor-folk. Summertime bar talk often consists of sharing hiking beta and planning upcoming "goal" hikes, often driven by the simple question: What peak are you going after next?

Thanks to myriad options that suit a variety of skill levels, it’s quite possible for visitors to log a few peaks of their own. Here’s a variety of Bozeman-area classics with views that are worth the climb.

The 8 Best Peaks with Amazing Views Near Bozeman

Posted On: Jul 19, 2018

You have to do some serious climbing to reach Emigrant Peak, as you’ll gain more than 5,000 feet on this trip. Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development

Bozeman is a mountaineer’s hub. There’s a reason the town boasts a cadre of world-class mountain athletes and a mainstream community of peak-bagging outdoor-folk. Summertime bar talk often consists of sharing hiking beta and planning upcoming "goal" hikes, often driven by the simple question: What peak are you going after next?

Thanks to myriad options that suit a variety of skill levels, it’s quite possible for visitors to log a few peaks of their own. Here’s a variety of Bozeman-area classics with views that are worth the climb.

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Bozeman is surrounded by mountains, so it’s little wonder that the locals spend much of their recreation time exploring them. Thanks to a bustling cycling community, mountain bikes are a common sight in Bozeman, and riders of all skill levels and preferences will find trails to explore. Whether you’re looking for a lung-busting climb—and the subsequent adrenaline-jolting downhill—or a more mellow, rolling ride along mountain creeks, the Bozeman area won’t disappoint. Here are seven of our favorite area trails.

The 7 Best Mountain Bike Trails Near Bozeman

Posted On: Jul 15, 2018

Bozeman is surrounded by mountains, so it’s little wonder that the locals spend much of their recreation time exploring them. Thanks to a bustling cycling community, mountain bikes are a common sight in Bozeman, and riders of all skill levels and preferences will find trails to explore. Whether you’re looking for a lung-busting climb—and the subsequent adrenaline-jolting downhill—or a more mellow, rolling ride along mountain creeks, the Bozeman area won’t disappoint. Here are seven of our favorite area trails.

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Photo: The LARK in downtown Bozeman (Credit: The LARK)

The LARK, a local hotel in the heart of downtown Bozeman, has completed its expansion that began in late 2016. This new building provides 29 additional guestrooms, bringing the total room count to 67. Part of the new addition is a café space on the ground floor, which will be operated by Treeline Coffee Roasters, offering the public and hotel guests espresso, tea, and coffee, as well as light bites for breakfast, such as pastries, and grab-and-go lunch items. Inviting outdoor spaces surround the property and offer comfortable gathering places to enjoy a refreshment and take in the Main Street vibe.

The Lark Completes Hotel Expansion, Continuing Commitment to Downtown Bozeman

Posted On: Jul 12, 2018

Photo: The LARK in downtown Bozeman (Credit: The LARK)

The LARK, a local hotel in the heart of downtown Bozeman, has completed its expansion that began in late 2016. This new building provides 29 additional guestrooms, bringing the total room count to 67. Part of the new addition is a café space on the ground floor, which will be operated by Treeline Coffee Roasters, offering the public and hotel guests espresso, tea, and coffee, as well as light bites for breakfast, such as pastries, and grab-and-go lunch items. Inviting outdoor spaces surround the property and offer comfortable gathering places to enjoy a refreshment and take in the Main Street vibe.

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The Montana Grizzly Encounter offers visitors the opportunity to observe rescued bears in a safe environment. Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development

Nestled amidst the Rocky Mountains and tucked into the Gallatin Valley, Bozeman, Montana, carries the reputation of an outdoor lover’s paradise—and for good reason. Most residents play as hard as they work, and they can usually be found recreating on the area’s seemingly boundless array of mountain trails, blue-ribbon trout streams, and world-class ski runs. Thanks to the broad array of recreational opportunities, Bozeman is a year-round playground.

There’s something for everyone, regardless of the weather or the season. Here are a few of our favorite Bozeman-area spots that are the perfect setting for an outdoor adventure.

10 Awesome Outdoor Destinations within Two Hours of Bozeman

Posted On: Jul 10, 2018

The Montana Grizzly Encounter offers visitors the opportunity to observe rescued bears in a safe environment. Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development

Nestled amidst the Rocky Mountains and tucked into the Gallatin Valley, Bozeman, Montana, carries the reputation of an outdoor lover’s paradise—and for good reason. Most residents play as hard as they work, and they can usually be found recreating on the area’s seemingly boundless array of mountain trails, blue-ribbon trout streams, and world-class ski runs. Thanks to the broad array of recreational opportunities, Bozeman is a year-round playground.

There’s something for everyone, regardless of the weather or the season. Here are a few of our favorite Bozeman-area spots that are the perfect setting for an outdoor adventure.

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Summer evenings are made for live music. In Bozeman, that means closing Main Street, bringing out the food trucks and joining in a city-wide dance party. Each Thursday, bands from around the country perform for enthusiastic audiences with the beautiful Bridger Mountains as a backdrop. You’ll find community camaraderie, activities for the kiddos, delicious food and refreshing beverages. Shows run from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm and are free to everyone!

2018 Music on Main Summer Event Schedule

Posted On: Jul 08, 2018

Summer evenings are made for live music. In Bozeman, that means closing Main Street, bringing out the food trucks and joining in a city-wide dance party. Each Thursday, bands from around the country perform for enthusiastic audiences with the beautiful Bridger Mountains as a backdrop. You’ll find community camaraderie, activities for the kiddos, delicious food and refreshing beverages. Shows run from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm and are free to everyone!

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Nested amidst national forests, wide-open plains, and craggy mountains, Bozeman, Montana, defies convention. These days the town’s rural, rustic roots combine with contemporary art, boutique shopping, and cutting-edge restaurants. Thanks to the combined draw of world-class outdoor recreation and postcard-worthy scenery, Bozeman has become a hot spot for anyone who loves the outdoors. It’s common to see dirty cowboy boots nestled next to a pair of strappy high heels at the local bar. This unique Montana town has become a melting pot for those seeking an experience out of the ordinary.

How to Have the Ultimate Weekend Getaway in Bozeman (No Matter What Kind of Traveler You Are)

Posted On: Jul 05, 2018

Nested amidst national forests, wide-open plains, and craggy mountains, Bozeman, Montana, defies convention. These days the town’s rural, rustic roots combine with contemporary art, boutique shopping, and cutting-edge restaurants. Thanks to the combined draw of world-class outdoor recreation and postcard-worthy scenery, Bozeman has become a hot spot for anyone who loves the outdoors. It’s common to see dirty cowboy boots nestled next to a pair of strappy high heels at the local bar. This unique Montana town has become a melting pot for those seeking an experience out of the ordinary.

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Summer is in full swing and so is the Bozeman social scene! Live music, farmers’ markets, home and garden tour, and a good old-fashioned state fair are just a few events on the agenda. No matter when you are visiting, leave the entertainment to us, we’ve got you covered!

July Events in Bozeman

Posted On: Jul 01, 2018

Summer is in full swing and so is the Bozeman social scene! Live music, farmers’ markets, home and garden tour, and a good old-fashioned state fair are just a few events on the agenda. No matter when you are visiting, leave the entertainment to us, we’ve got you covered!

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It comes as a surprise to many visitors that this land-locked town in the mountains of Montana has not just one, but five amazing sushi restaurants. Chefs bring in fish from all over, making sure it’s not only fresh, but unique and sustainable. Being a beautiful mountain town full of adventure, Bozeman attracts some amazing sushi chefs who prefer the outdoor lifestyle to the bustle of the city. The result is win-win; living in an outdoor playground for them, and some seriously good sushi for us! 

5 Amazing Sushi Restaurants in Bozeman

Posted On: Jun 28, 2018

It comes as a surprise to many visitors that this land-locked town in the mountains of Montana has not just one, but five amazing sushi restaurants. Chefs bring in fish from all over, making sure it’s not only fresh, but unique and sustainable. Being a beautiful mountain town full of adventure, Bozeman attracts some amazing sushi chefs who prefer the outdoor lifestyle to the bustle of the city. The result is win-win; living in an outdoor playground for them, and some seriously good sushi for us! 

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The reservations are booked, your bags are packed, and you can't wait to experience the world's first National Park. So what are you going to do when you get there. Yellowstone is big, and there is a lot of time spent driving from one attraction to the next. It is good to have a game plan for the big items you want to see and/or experience. Plus, if you are coming during June, July or August, you will be joined by a few million other people, all clamoring to get a view of the American West. To help you out, we've put together a list of the top 10 things to do in Yellowstone, in no particular order. So pull up a chair and get ready to plan your Yellowstone Adventure!

Top 10 Things To Do In Yellowstone

Posted On: Jun 26, 2018

The reservations are booked, your bags are packed, and you can't wait to experience the world's first National Park. So what are you going to do when you get there. Yellowstone is big, and there is a lot of time spent driving from one attraction to the next. It is good to have a game plan for the big items you want to see and/or experience. Plus, if you are coming during June, July or August, you will be joined by a few million other people, all clamoring to get a view of the American West. To help you out, we've put together a list of the top 10 things to do in Yellowstone, in no particular order. So pull up a chair and get ready to plan your Yellowstone Adventure!

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What makes a charming town like Bozeman even better? A stay at a bed and breakfast. Whether it’s a historic home or a countryside retreat, each of these homes provide special surroundings, a comfy place to rest and a delicious breakfast. These beautiful accommodations are perfect for travelers wanting a more intimate experience.

Bozeman’s Bed and Breakfasts

Posted On: Jun 21, 2018

What makes a charming town like Bozeman even better? A stay at a bed and breakfast. Whether it’s a historic home or a countryside retreat, each of these homes provide special surroundings, a comfy place to rest and a delicious breakfast. These beautiful accommodations are perfect for travelers wanting a more intimate experience.

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Over the past decade, microbreweries have risen in popularity primarily for the local taste that is provided in each sip of the craft beer. Bozeman quickly became a hot spot and brewing hub and now plays host to many breweries each with a unique taste and style. To further increase the hand-crafted experience, each brewery in Bozeman has designed their tasting rooms to follow the style of the beer they create. These individualistic tasting rooms have became an exciting oasis for great drinks and conversations. These are our rankings for the best Bozeman brewery tasting rooms.

Bozeman Breweries: Ranking the Best Tasting Rooms

Posted On: Jun 14, 2018

Over the past decade, microbreweries have risen in popularity primarily for the local taste that is provided in each sip of the craft beer. Bozeman quickly became a hot spot and brewing hub and now plays host to many breweries each with a unique taste and style. To further increase the hand-crafted experience, each brewery in Bozeman has designed their tasting rooms to follow the style of the beer they create. These individualistic tasting rooms have became an exciting oasis for great drinks and conversations. These are our rankings for the best Bozeman brewery tasting rooms.

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Bozeman is home to artists of all disciplines. The downtown is full of galleries showcasing pottery, paintings, and jewelry, to name just a few. Some say it is the beauty in the area that inspires so much creativity; but wherever it comes from, it’s abundant.

Summer Downtown Art Walk Schedule 2018

Posted On: Jun 09, 2018

Bozeman is home to artists of all disciplines. The downtown is full of galleries showcasing pottery, paintings, and jewelry, to name just a few. Some say it is the beauty in the area that inspires so much creativity; but wherever it comes from, it’s abundant.

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The picturesque scenery surrounding Bozeman, Montana, continues to bring filmmakers from around the world to set their stage with a beautiful backdrop. But the love of film in this town spreads far beyond what is shot here. With Montana State University, a highly creative community, and a wide range of venues, it’s the perfect location to celebrate the art of film.

Celebration of the Bozeman International Film Festival

Posted On: May 31, 2018

The picturesque scenery surrounding Bozeman, Montana, continues to bring filmmakers from around the world to set their stage with a beautiful backdrop. But the love of film in this town spreads far beyond what is shot here. With Montana State University, a highly creative community, and a wide range of venues, it’s the perfect location to celebrate the art of film.

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