Money Magazine has ranked Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport #5 of the 15 best airports in the United States, and in the past couple of months, it became even better! There are now 16 nonstop flights to major cities across the US, and many airlines are increasing their service, making it easier than ever to visit.
Bozeman is surrounded by magnificent hiking; look in any direction and you’ll find stunning peaks and gorgeous vistas. But the real beauty of the area is the ability to grab a quick hike with beautiful views right outside of town. Drinking Horse Mountain Trail is a local favorite for exactly that reason. The 2.4-mile round trip hike can be done in about an hour, perfect for either quick exercise or a leisurely stroll.
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.
The night sky in Bozeman is incredible. Full of stars and without city lights, the dark skies bring a spectacular show of nature and camping is the best way to experience it. The days are equally impressive with 360-degree views, hiking, fishing, swimming and fields of wildflowers to enjoy. We recommend keeping it simple. Pitch a tent, pack some s’mores and get ready to relax!
Tucked up just outside of Bozeman, Hyalite Canyon is a “not so secret” gem for outdoor lovers. It’s no wonder, the area is packed with things to do and there’s not a bad view in the area. Fair warning, plan ahead because these spots can fill up fast!
In Bozeman, summertime is playtime and there is no shortage of events in August. If anything, it’s hard to fit them all in! Between art, music, outdoor adventure, and western entertainment, you’ll find something for everyone.
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.
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.
Photo: The LARK in downtown Bozeman (Credit: The LARK)
The LARK, a local hotel in the heart of downtown Bozeman, has completed its expansion that began in late 2016. This new building provides 29 additional guestrooms, bringing the total room count to 67. Part of the new addition is a café space on the ground floor, which will be operated by Treeline Coffee Roasters, offering the public and hotel guests espresso, tea, and coffee, as well as light bites for breakfast, such as pastries, and grab-and-go lunch items. Inviting outdoor spaces surround the property and offer comfortable gathering places to enjoy a refreshment and take in the Main Street vibe.
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.