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COVID-19 Disclaimer

Hello patient travelers. We understand that during the current COVID-19 pandemic, your personal health and safety, as well as the health and safety of our community, is everyone's top priority. We are hopeful that this pandemic will continue to improve, and our lives will return to normal. We hope this blog content inspires you to want to experience Bozeman. As things continue to improve and open back up, we hope that you will consider visiting our little slice of heaven here in Bozeman, Montana. If you do plan to visit this summer please take all necessary precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 


 

Wildlife to Watch in Yellowstone National Park

Posted by Kali Gillette on May 26, 2020 10:45:00 AM

Spring is here, and needless to say so is the need to get some fresh air, exercise, and peace of mind. Wildlife watching in Yellowstone is superb in the spring, with baby animals playfully bounding around, their mamas happy that the long winter has ended. As the park continues to open up and we continue the COVID recovery, we want to whet your appetite for the animals that you will still be able to see as you visit, even if it's not in March or April as initially planned.

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Tags: Yellowstone National Park, Summer, Sightseeing, Spring, Family Fun, Conservation, Backcountry

Recreate responsibly; Tips for staying safe in the backcountry!

Posted by Kali Gillette on May 14, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Summer in Montana is divine. As soon as the snow melts, locals start running fast and furiously, soaking up as much sun as possible. Standing at the top of a towering peak is a fantastic feeling, and the rivers provide a fertile playground for fishing and boating. However, for all its grandeur, the wilderness is also a dangerous place, and proper preparation is essential. Search and rescue professionals define backcountry as anywhere they can’t drive an ambulance, and around Bozeman, that’s a lot of places! It doesn’t take much to plan, and it’s well worth the effort.

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Tags: Travel, Family Fun, soak up nature, spring activities, Conservation, Backcountry

Pledge for the Wild: 10 Tips for Responsible Hiking

Posted by Kali Gillette on Mar 17, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Experiencing our wild spaces up close and personal is something everyone should be so lucky to do. The intimacy of seeing wildlife in their habitat, thick vegetation, dynamic weather patterns, and sheer beauty — it does wonders for the soul. But as more and more people venture out, it’s not just important to keep the trails in good order but to look out for your well-being. Weather can be more intense in the mountains, and if you run into trouble out in the wild, getting help may not be as straightforward as it is in other places. Here are a few safety tips to keep in mind before heading out.

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Tags: Yellowstone National Park, Sightseeing, Day Trips, Hiking, Conservation, Backcountry

Spots to Stop in Downtown Bozeman

Posted by Kali Gillette on Feb 20, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Bozeman is utterly walkable: when strolling down Main Street, everything you need is right there along the sidewalk. So put on your walking shoes and get ready to explore. Here are the must-stop spots you should add to your walking tour of Bozeman.

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Tags: Skiing, Day Trips, Travel, Bozeman, Snowboarding, Snobar, Après-ski, Backcountry

Finding the Right Snowshoes

Posted by Kali Gillette on Feb 11, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Winter in Bozeman doesn’t have to bring an end to the hiking season. Getting out into the wilderness this time of year is magical, and it’s as simple as strapping on a pair of snowshoes! Finding the right snowshoe isn’t difficult, but it’s worth thinking carefully about your goals and ability, then spending time finding the right style.

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Tags: Yellowstone National Park, Winter, Day Trips, Bozeman, Family Fun, soak up nature, Snowshoeing, Heavy Snowfall, Big Sky, Backcountry

A Texan’s Ski Vacation; Benefits of Skiing in Montana vs Colorado

Posted by Kali Gillette on Jan 28, 2020 9:45:00 AM

It’s no secret that Texans enjoy a complete change of scenery and often hit the slopes for winter vacations. Given that Colorado is just a state away, it’s logical that many people have frequented these resorts…until now. Getting to Bozeman from Texas is easier than you might think, and oh so much more fun.

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Tags: Skiing, Day Trips, Travel, Bozeman, Snowboarding, Snobar, Après-ski, Backcountry

Snow and Go: Best Places Around Bozeman for Winter Fun

Posted by Visit Bozeman on Dec 26, 2019 11:00:00 AM


Winter in Bozeman will make even the most diehard snowbird reconsider heading south. With plenty of sun and the perfect amount of snow for scenery and snow sports, Bozeman has the upper hand on winter. No matter your activity of choice, you can discover a way to enjoy it in Bozeman. Here's where to go to find the fun!

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Tags: Hunting, Bozeman Hot Springs, nordic skiing, Snowshoeing, Heavy Snowfall, Snowmobiling, Backcountry, Ice Fishing

Hiking in Yellowstone: Winter Edition

Posted by Visit Bozeman on Dec 12, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Hiking in Yellowstone takes a snowy turn during winter, and we couldn't be happier about it. There's something special about walking through a snowy forest, feeling at peace and perfectly calm in nature. Your winter hikes may involve snowshoes or ice cleats, depending on the conditions, but no matter the season, hiking in Yellowstone still comes with plenty of beautiful spaces, the opportunity for wildlife viewing, and a hefty dose of mountain air. Here's your guide to what to expect and how to prepare for winter hikes in Yellowstone National Park.

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Tags: Yellowstone National Park, Hiking, Backcountry

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

Posted by Visit Bozeman on Dec 5, 2019 9:00:00 AM

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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Tags: Insider, Yellowstone National Park, Day Trips, Conservation, Backcountry

Pledge for the Wild: 10 Tips for Winter Backcountry Play

Posted by Kali Gillette on Oct 30, 2019 5:30:00 PM

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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Tags: Yellowstone National Park, Winter, Camping, Skiing, Day Trips, Hiking, Travel, Bozeman, nordic skiing, Snowshoeing, Conservation, Backcountry