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COVID-19 Disclaimer

Hello patient travelers. We understand that with the current COVID-19 pandemic, now is not a safe time to travel and that 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 soon end, and our lives will return to normal. In the meantime, we are providing you this blog content to help inspire you for the future and share some hope. At the end of the day, we can all use a little hope during this dark time. When it is safe to travel, for you and the people of our community, we hope that you will consider visiting our little slice of heaven here in Bozeman, Montana. Until that time, get inspired, dream about visiting Montana, but most importantly, stay safe and healthy!


 

Best Distilleries in Bozeman, Montana

Posted by Visit Bozeman on Apr 30, 2020 4:45:00 PM

 

Let’s raise a glass to locally distilled spirits! These Bozeman favorites for a little bit of firewater are must-stops for anyone who loves a good cocktail—especially if it’s infused with Big Sky flavor. We want to thank Bozeman Spirits, Wildrye, and Dry Hills, especially for helping while we have been sheltering and low on key things to keep us safe. All three of these local greats have stepped up during COVID to make hand sanitizer that you can buy directly from them. In lieu of the uptick in demand, you can sanitize local and get a genuine Montana product. 

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Tags: Rock Climbing, Camping, Fly Fishing, Hiking

6 of the Tallest Hikeable Peaks Near Bozeman, Montana

Posted by Kali Gillette on Apr 28, 2020 11:15:00 AM

By the time the snow melts and the summer months roll around, serious hikers are itching to start bagging some peaks! It’s no wonder, within a short drive you can be at the trailhead and ascending 10,000’ to some of the most spectacular views in the country.

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Tags: Insider, Yellowstone National Park, Hiking, Bozeman

3 Scenic Hikes in Yellowstone National Park

Posted by Visit Bozeman on Apr 16, 2020 2:00:00 PM

It’s no secret that Yellowstone National Park is a natural wonderland, and hiking is one of the best way to experience it. With over 900 miles of trails throughout the park, there is something for every level of hiker. To get you started, we’ve outlined three of the most scenic hikes in Yellowstone.

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Tags: Yellowstone National Park, Hiking

5 Things to do in Hyalite Recreation Area For Every Activity Level

Posted by Visit Bozeman on Apr 2, 2020 9:45:00 PM

There's a reason why Hyalite Recreation Area is one of the most popular summer attractions in Bozeman. Whether you plan to spend an hour relaxing, a day adventuring, or a week camping, it really has it all. From the large body of water to the numerous trails and everything in between, locals and visitors get a complete outdoor experience. Here is a list of five things to do in Hyalite Recreation Area for every activity level.

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Tags: Rock Climbing, Camping, Fly Fishing, Hiking

Things to Do in Bozeman in the Summer

Posted by Kali Gillette on Mar 24, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Bozeman is remarkable at any time of year, but summer is truly something else. One of the most significant advantages is its proximity. Centrally located amidst some of the most breathtaking mountains and rivers in the lower-48, you can be out exploring by day and home for an evening on the town by night. The city itself, the fastest-growing micropolitan in the U.S., is full of things to do so that you can round out your trip with a mix of both relaxing activities and exciting outdoor adventure.

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Tags: Yellowstone National Park, Camping, Summer, Getting to Bozeman, Fly Fishing, Sightseeing, Day Trips, Hiking

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

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: 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

Montana Is For The Bears

Posted by Kali Gillette on Aug 7, 2019 9:00:00 AM

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

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Tags: Yellowstone National Park, Camping, Hiking, Bear Spray

Spring Wildlife Watching in Yellowstone National Park

Posted by Kali Gillette on May 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM

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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Tags: Yellowstone National Park, Sightseeing, Hiking, Family Fun, spring activities, Bear Spray