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.
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-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. Seven major airlines service Bozeman, and 16 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.