We get it—fishing the Gallatin Valley can feel a little overwhelming. With winding river miles stretching off into the sunset, a vital and thriving community of anglers, and more rivers than many people know what to do with, it can be an intimidating place to cast. Fortunately, that very community of fish-fiends has put together plentiful resources for any angler, from first-cast to seasoned-pro. Here are a few of our favorite fishing reports from outfitters and outlets alike.
The thing about seasonal beers is that they aren’t necessarily rotators—flagships can hop on the list too—but they are brews that embody the flavor of a season. And summer in Bozeman is light and fruity, with crisp, cold beverages that are utterly refreshing after a hot day out on the river, tearing up the trails, or whatever adventuring you get up to under the big sky. Find something hazy, citrusy, sweet, or tart with these best summer seasonals in Bozeman. And if one of these selections is tapped out, the beer menus at these breweries are well worth exploring.
There are hundreds of miles of trail for hikers of all abilities in Yellowstone National Park. So you don’t need to lace up your boots and pick up your pack for a multi-day backpacking trip in order to take advantage of the trails. Here are three of the best easy hikes in Yellowstone National Park.
When the open road calls, Bozeman is the perfect spot to follow its siren song. Whichever route you take, you’re bound to stumble upon the delightful and unexpected. But for the planners out there, we know you don’t want to leave everything to chance. Here are some of our favorite stops along the major road trip routes to Bozeman.
Travel has a whole new meaning these days. Venturing out of the house has never felt so good--even the kiddos are sick of their screens! Montanans took the shelter in place directive seriously, and as a result, the number of COVID-19 cases per capita is low. Unfortunately, the virus is still here, and as more people start moving around, the easier it can spread. That doesn't mean you shouldn't travel, but it is essential to take some safety precautions. So, without any further ado, here are our tips for when you Visit Bozeman, or wherever your adventures may take you.
Rent a bike and head for the hills—the hills at Copper City, that is. This area just west of Bozeman is a great spot to get going with the sport of mountain biking. With trails optimized for pedal power and miles of singletrack to explore, Copper City is worth the drive, especially since its prime location in the shadow of nearby mountains means it's one of the first places to dry out after the snow melts.
One of the best things about Montana is there’s plenty of room to go around. When social distancing is a priority, Montanans are fortunate since most of our favorite activities fall under that umbrella. So keep a safe six feet of distance, and try out these five favorite outdoor fun options.
When COVID-19 hit Montana, residents took notice. Following the state directives for sheltering in place, Montanans hunkered down and kept their distance throughout the spring. Streets were silent, snow was still falling, and we were patient. It paid off, and today, Montana enjoys the lowest number of cases per capita in the nation. We also have plenty of room to roam, which has made life somewhat more comfortable. There may not have been cars on the road, but there were boots on the trails as people made sure to enjoy the outdoors, which is what draws all of us here.
Spring is here, and needless to say so is the need to get some fresh air, exercise, and peace of mind. Wildlife watching in Yellowstone is superb in the spring, with baby animals playfully bounding around, their mamas happy that the long winter has ended. As the park continues to open up and we continue the COVID recovery, we want to whet your appetite for the animals that you will still be able to see as you visit, even if it's not in March or April as initially planned.
When it comes to your vacation, you want to have a lot of choices on what to do. Bozeman Montana is one of the destinations that stays with people, years beyond their visit. Whether you are going to hit Yellowstone, for breathtaking views and animal sightings, or you want to take a guided adventure, including fly fishing or a hike to a lake, Bozeman has the outdoor escape you have been looking for.