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Visiting Bozeman From Colorado

Posted by Kali Gillette on Jun 19, 2019 8:00:00 AM

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!

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Tags: Yellowstone National Park, Getting to Bozeman, Bozeman, Family Fun, soak up nature

Direct Flights to Bozeman You Need to Know About

Posted by Visit Bozeman on Feb 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM

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. 

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Keeping Track of Road Conditions Around Bozeman

Posted by Kali Gillette on Jan 24, 2019 9:00:00 AM

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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Tags: Insider, Winter, Getting to Bozeman, Day Trips, Travel

Live Like A Local In Bozeman

Posted by Visit Bozeman on Apr 12, 2018 8:00:00 AM

The first words heard from visitors arriving into the Gallatin Valley are often along the lines of "I want to live here." Those who do choose to make their home in the mountain town of Bozeman understand all too well. Residents are known for their work-hard/play-hard mentality, and odds are high that a big reason why they live here is to enjoy the outdoor experiences, from shredding the slopes in the winter to trail running, mountain biking, and fly fishing once the snow is gone. And after the outdoor adventure, you’ll find plenty of places to relax with a pint and good friends in vibrant downtown Bozeman.

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4 Popular Direct Flights to Bozeman this Winter

Posted by Visit Bozeman on Feb 15, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Over the last ten years, traffic to the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport has grown substantially. The summer attracts visitors to Yellowstone National Park along with all the recreational activities offered around the Bozeman area, and the winter typically attracts skiers to Bridger Bowl and Big Sky Resort. With Bozeman's popularity on the rise, it's no wonder United Airlines announced a major expansion of their service to Bozeman this winter. So we thought we would give you some suggestions on the most popular direct flights to Bozeman during the winter season. 

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Bozeman Airport Sets 8th Consecutive Passenger Record In 2017

Posted by Visit Bozeman on Jan 11, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport

BOZEMAN, MT (January 10, 2018).  Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) handled 1,199,537 passengers during 2017.  This is up 8.3% compared to 2016 and is the eighth consecutive year of record breaking passenger traffic at BZN.  Annual passenger traffic at BZN has increased by more than 500,000 passengers since 2010 and BZN now accounts for 30% of all airline passengers traveling to and from Montana.  

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Getting to Bozeman from New York

Posted by Visit Bozeman on Dec 28, 2017 8:15:00 AM

Looking to get away from the Big Apple for a little while? A vacation getaway to Bozeman, Montana could be exactly what you need!

The town of Bozeman has an incredible range of amenities including year-round recreational activities, incredible restaurants and shopping experiences, and is active in the theater and arts.

However, this poses the question, "how do I get to Bozeman from New York?" We have it all detailed below.

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Bozeman Airport Announces Major Ski/Winter Season Expansion by United Airlines

Posted by Visit Bozeman on Aug 10, 2017 11:42:12 AM

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What Does "Only In Bozeman" Mean?

Posted by Visit Bozeman on Aug 4, 2017 10:05:19 AM

Bozeman, Montana has become a huge vacation destination for people looking for an adventurous experience in the Rocky Mountains. Whether you are planning a visit in the colder months or warmer months, there is something for everyone. You may have seen the logo or a hashtag or even one of our blogs out there on social media and wondered what exactly does "Only In Bozeman" mean. In Bozeman, you can do it all. You can have these unique recreational experiences in the mountains surrounding Bozeman and still be back in town for dinner at a great restaurant and the other comforts you expect when you travel to urban destinations. All of this is available, "Only in Bozeman." Here are some of the things that make Bozeman unique and why it should be on your bucket list for travel. 

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Tags: Yellowstone National Park, Getting to Bozeman, Fly Fishing, Sightseeing, Dining, Day Trips, Hiking, Culture, Lodging

9 Reasons Why The Bozeman Airport Is The Best In The Nation

Posted by Visit Bozeman on Jul 6, 2017 8:35:00 AM

If you have traveled around this country you have probably spent your fair share of time in airports. From the hustle and bustle of LAX to the heavy traffic of O'Hare to the Boston Harbor runway at Logan there is a lot to see. But none of these airports stand up to the beauty and charm that the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) has to offer.

Since 1972  the Bozeman airport has served as the travel hub for residents of the Gallatin Valley, but recently it has become a destination for people from all over the world. As for its perks and amenities, here are the top 10 things to love about the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport.

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