You’d expect a college town to have a hoppin’ music scene, but Bozeman takes it to another level. Between big name bands, indie musicians playing in local taverns, the Bozeman Symphony, Intermountain Opera, Broadway musicals and area festivals, you could fill almost every night with some sort of jam.
Over the last few weeks, we've been receiving a lot of questions about the Montana forest fires. The destruction has been devastating to the forests and people of our state. Our hearts go out to all of those who have been impacted. Though Montana doesn't typically get the attention that states like California and Colorado get in the national media, there has been some concern raised. With over a million acres destroyed by fires, it's hard not to be concerned. The questions we have received have been mainly focused on how the Bozeman and Yellowstone areas have been impacted. We felt it was important to provide an update for those people who have plans or are considering visiting our area this fall.
The leaves are changing here in Bozeman and the hunting season in Montana is underway as hunters take to the mountains to bag that trophy elk. In Montana, hunting is a way of life. It provides Montanans the opportunity to fill their freezers with organic meat for the winter. Hunting also brings outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world. With a healthy elk population and hundreds of thousands of acres of public land, Montana is the perfect state to have an experience of a lifetime. For those of you who dream of a trip to Big Sky Country here are a few things you should know about elk hunting near Bozeman.
This fall in Bozeman, there is no shortage of fun things to do, and we aren't just talking football games and exploring the mountains. Bozeman offers some great arts and cultural activities. From concerts to art walks to book sales, there is a little of everything going on. Here is our breakdown on what you can look forward to this fall in Bozeman.
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At the heart of Bozeman, it is still a college town. Montana State University brings such a dynamic vibe to the community that you don't get in many towns within the Rocky Mountains. With the university comes collegiate athletics and the Montana State Bobcats bring a lot of excitement to Bozeman. As August nears an end, there is a buzz around town. Saturdays will soon be filled with the sounds of cheering crowds and a marching band. The football season is right around the corner, and the town is gearing up. After the team finished the season last year with a 24-17 win against their rival the Montana Grizzlies, they are back this year for more. Here is the list of Montana State's upcoming games for the 2017 season. If you will be in Bozeman this fall, be sure to make a point of checking out the Bobcats. Go Cats Go!
If you are planning to visit Bozeman this fall, you may want to set some time aside to hit the rivers for some fall fly fishing. With cooler temperatures and fewer crowds, you can have a great experience catching fish. At the same time, fall can be a little tricky knowing what flies to try and knowing where to fish. The trout typically don't feed as much in the fall as they do in the spring and summer so here are a few tips to help you have some fun fly fishing in Bozeman this fall.
We think any time is a great time to visit Bozeman, but for local residents, fall holds a special place in our hearts. The weather cools, colors explode, and the pace starts to slow. Kids go back to school and a welcomed routine starts replacing summer adventure. If you’re planning a visit, here are a few reasons to consider coming in the fall.
Bozeman sits in the middle of some magnificent mountain ranges: the Bridger Range, Gallatin National Forest, the Absarokas and the Spanish Peaks. Each area is slightly different, but the one common denominator is a splendid mix of trees, creating a fall display of color offset by the deep greens of the coniferous trees.
It’s not hard to find huge patches of orange, yellow and red leaves, and you have the option of hiking or driving through the splendor. Look for aspen, larch, and cottonwood for the golden hues, birch, and maple for red and orange colors, and keep watch for the chokecherries whose leaves turn a deep shade of purple.
Adventure surrounds Bozeman. To get a feel for how special it is, we recommend exploring some of the lesser-known areas. One of these hidden gems in the area is Hebgen Lake. Approximately an hour and a half away, the drive to the lake is beautiful. One direction takes you through Gallatin Canyon, where “A River Runs Through It” was filmed. The other route, through Ennis, is lined with rolling hills along the Madison River and framed with majestic mountain ranges.