Yellowstone National Park spans over 2 million acres. To give you perspective, that makes it bigger than Rhode Island and Delaware combined. While the park is accessible to everyone, it’s hard to see more than a fraction of the country from the road or nearby trails. Full of wildlife, geysers, majestic peaks, 14 rivers and nearly 200 creeks, Yellowstone is an outdoor wonderland.
In Bozeman, we love being outside. As the snow melts, the people of Bozeman can be seen all over town taking advantage of warmer temperatures. The trailhead parking lots begin to fill up with hikers, people leave the gyms to jog around the neighborhoods, fly fishermen can be seeing pulling drift boats behind their trucks, and local patios become popular hangout spots again. The active people are not the only change we see during spring. Here are some of our favorite things about Bozeman in the spring.
Every year numerous people flock to Montana to cast a line in our blue ribbon fisheries. Fly fishing is a booming industry and attracts millions of dollars to the local economies of small Montana communities, including Bozeman, and for good reason. Bozeman offers world class fishing access and some of the most knowledgeable and experienced guide services of anywhere in the world. There is no better place to spend a week fly fishing, than Bozeman, Montana. Simms Fishing Products, the industry leading wader and fly fishing gear manufacturer, is proud to call Bozeman home and even though the classic fly fishing movie, A River Runs Through It, takes place in Missoula, the entire movie was filmed in Bozeman, Livingston, and the surrounding area. If you are planning your fly fishing adventure to Bozeman, here are a few things you should know about Montana fly fishing.
Whether it be for the outdoors, a bachelor party or just a fun getaway, a trip to Bozeman, MT is a great town for a guys' tour. With so much to do, planning and selecting your activities can be the most difficult part - there is a lot you will do with a short amount of time. Don't stress, we have a list of activities that will leave you and your buddies with great stories after your guys trip to Bozeman, MT.
Guest ranches have been around since the 19th century. America’s love of the wild west prompted people from cities on the east coast to venture west seeking a reprieve from the bustle and a taste of wide open spaces and life on a working ranch. There is no shortage of excitement at these 5 Montana guest ranches located near Bozeman, MT.
We get it, you came to Bozeman to enjoy the outdoors. You were so excited to hike, fish, mountain bike, rock climb, whitewater raft, and explore, but it's raining. Though rainy days in Bozeman aren't the regular, with over 300 days of sunshine, they do happen. When they do, it can be a challenge to find things to do in Bozeman. We've put together a list of ideas, activities, and places to visit to keep you busy when the sun isn't shining. Enjoy!
Remember when travel was simple…and then it wasn’t? Good news; when the kiddos leave the nest, travel can be simple again! Bozeman is beautiful in the spring, weather changes from blue skies to spring showers and back again, making for some beautiful greenery and amazing scents. Restaurant patios open, sunsets happen later and people start spending more time outdoors. It’s also the calm before the summer starts—a relaxing time to visit. The best part? You’re calling the shots! If you still need a bit of prompting to visit Bozeman, here are a few more reasons.
It’s true, girls do love to have fun and Bozeman is the perfect place to combine outdoor adventure with a little rest and relaxation. Choose to dine at our fabulous local restaurants or get outside and explore the mountains. Build your trip around some of our suggestions based on the number of days you'll visit--or try them all! You won't be disappointed. Here are a few ideas for a girls night or weekend away in Bozeman, Montana.
Honestly, there really isn't a bad time to see the nation's first National Park. Yellowstone is a magical place year round. Each season has its benefits or natural cycles to look forward to, like the elk rut in the fall or the bears coming out of hibernation in the spring. The real question is what do you want to experience in Yellowstone? Is it the breathtaking scenery, the wild animals, the incredible thermal features, or the historic landmarks that dot the map? We will give you some of our favorite things about each season and then you decide when the best time to visit Yellowstone is.