While we all agree that Bozeman's real magic lies in the great outdoors, there's no need to fret over an occasional rainy day. The town is full of fun things to do with the littles inside—from educational to artistic to flat out energy expending. (ProTip: End the day at one of our delicious ice cream shops!)
It might not seem like enough time—only 48 hours in Bozeman? People spend a lifetime here and don't have a chance to experience everything the region and town have to offer. But you would be surprised how much you can fit in during a two-day trip to the BZN. Here's how to spend a weekend in Bozeman.
Montana’s long and storied past makes it a must-visit for history buffs of all types, especially if you love to get hands-on with history in a ghost town. Whether you’re drawn to the long history of Native Americans in the area, Wild West tales of highwaymen and vigilantes, or the hardscrabble lives of miners and farmers eking out a living from the land, you can learn more while you explore. As you travel through Bozeman, there are plenty of ghost towns worth a stop. Here are some of our favorites.
Summer in Montana is divine. As soon as the snow melts, locals start running fast and furiously, soaking up as much sun as possible. Standing at the top of a towering peak is a fantastic feeling, and the rivers provide a fertile playground for fishing and boating. However, for all its grandeur, the wilderness is also a dangerous place, and proper preparation is essential. Search and rescue professionals define backcountry as anywhere they can’t drive an ambulance, and around Bozeman, that’s a lot of places! It doesn’t take much to plan, and it’s well worth the effort.
Bozeman is a mountain playground in any season, but spring brings the beauty of change, new life, and reawakening nature, not to mention trail adventures and a thawing backcountry getting primed for summer. Here are a few of our favorite things to do in Bozeman during springtime.
Springtime in Bozeman is filled with the hustle and bustle of changing seasons. We like to say that if you don't like the weather, just wait five minutes. But with a little unpredictability comes a whole range of indoor and outdoor activities to keep you busy, come rain, snow, sun or somewhere in between.
We love this time of year! Between snowstorms, the warm sun lingers longer in the day, bringing with it the urge to get out and about—to stretch the legs. This month brings some delightful weekend events, along with plenty of live evening entertainment. Runners take note, the annual Run to the Pub takes place on Saturday, March 14, 2020! A perfect way to kick-off the St.Paddy’s Day holiday!
Sometimes, getting out of your usual routine is the best way to jumpstart a wellness program, and what better way than to plant yourself in beautiful surroundings? Here are a few ideas to get you started, but keep in mind, Bozeman takes healthy living seriously. Spend some time exploring your options, you’ll be sure to find a good fit!
When the ski lifts stop turning, outdoor junkies start tuning up their mountain bikes and waiting for the trails to dry out. Surrounded by six mountain ranges, beginning to advanced riders can find adventure in every direction. The rides listed below are all relatively short, but if you’re feeling aggressive enough to carry gear, some have Forest Service Cabins, (reserve early, they are popular!) We’ve provided some general information, but always check a detailed map and trail conditions before heading out, weather changes quickly in Montana!
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.