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.
Whether you're new in town or have lived here your whole life, loving Bozeman is a no brainer. Our little town is quite the heart breaker, charming the pants off just about anybody who sets down on its snow or soil. But small towns exist all over the country, so what is it exactly about this one that can convince people who are just traveling through to literally never leave?
Bozeman Convention and Visitors Bureau is proud to announce our commitment to Pledge for the Wild, a collaboration between five western mountain towns working to enhance and preserve our wild spaces through visitordonations, education and outreach.
There is something utterly breathtaking about Montana landscapes in the winter. The rugged mountains seem even more majestic, and the skies appear an even deeper hue of blue against the sparkling fields of snow. Trust us; scenic drives are well worth an afternoon. While we don’t encourage driving during inclement weather, Montana’s roads are well-kept during the winter, so don’t let the season keep you indoors. We’ve outlined some driving tips to keep you safe on the road, and even thrown in one of our favorite winter adventures!
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.
We love our winters in Bozeman, but once the ski hills close and the snow starts to melt, spring fever sets in and we’re off chasing new activities and adventures. Part of Bozeman’s allure is the combination of outdoor recreation coupled with a cultured and vibrant community. It’s easy to be out in nature for the day and back in time for dinner and a live show! We’ve outlined a few of our favorite local activities, complete with ideas the whole family can enjoy.
Whether you’re a seasoned hiker looking to sweat it out or you’re just trying to get your stroll on, Bozeman is chock-full of hikes to choose from. One of the things we hold dear about our little town is the fact that whatever you’re looking for, you don’t have to go far to find it. Today we’re giving the scoop on hikes sprinkled in or around Bozeman, all close enough to hit before work or happy hour.
There’s nothing like a good long soak in a natural hot springs. While it’s unquestionably relaxing, the benefits go beyond simply feeling good, the minerals contained in the water have many healing properties. Calcium and sodium bicarbonate boost circulation, and silica softens dry and rough skin. The heat can also temporarily block pain receptors and offer some relief from pain. Add in a cold plunge, and you’ve increased the health benefits even more. The cold plunge is a great exercise for blood vessels, nourishing your skin and organs with extra oxygen. The hot and cold plunge together is also a great stress reliever; when the body temperature rises then cools, it’s easier to relax and get a deeper sleep.
Intrigued? We have the perfect spot to start soaking it all up.