When you arrive in Bozeman, you are immediately smitten by the views of the mountains all around, but it may leave you wondering what else can I see. If you have a day to kill and want to get out and explore, a scenic drive is a great way to see more. One of our favorite drives is through Gallatin Canyon around the southern Madison Range by Quake Lake and back up the Madison Valley. Here is what you can expect one of the best Bozeman scenic drives.
Adventure surrounds Bozeman. To get a feel for how special it is, we recommend exploring some of the lesser-known areas. One of these hidden gems in the area is Hebgen Lake. Approximately an hour and a half away, the drive to the lake is beautiful. One direction takes you through Gallatin Canyon, where “A River Runs Through It” was filmed. The other route, through Ennis, is lined with rolling hills along the Madison River and framed with majestic mountain ranges.
There is a reason why Bozeman, Montana is called the "Last Best Place."
There is a vibrant buzz emanating throughout Bozeman. There is a multitude of summer activities available in and around Bozeman. From hiking the mountains to swimming in the lakes to experiencing the power of Yellowstone and its geysers, the surrounding land and water in the area is a magnificent way to spend your summers in Bozeman. Below is a list of our top 10 articles related to visiting Bozeman in the summer.
Sweet Pea Festival, a celebration to cultivate and promote the arts, is Bozeman’s premier summer event. This year marks the 40th anniversary, a testament to the community’s love of art.
Named after the sweet pea flower which grows prolifically in the area, the festival was modeled after the Sweet Pea Carnival that took place from 1906-1913. The carnival ended because of the impending war but was revived in 1977 as a celebration of the arts. Today, over 400 volunteers keep the festival alive.
Taking a ride on a zip line is an exciting way to experience a flying sensation while enjoying a scenic view of that of a bird. While cruising along a steel cable, thrill-seekers have been coming back to the couple zip line courses offered around Bozeman. Whether you are a beginner and want to experience the zip lining for the first time or if you consider yourself a zipping expert, check out these options for zip lining in Bozeman.
The mountains of Montana have a unique allure. People are drawn to the views, the quiet, the stars and the smells— with good reason. Stepping out of the bustle of everyday life, the tempo slows, time loses its importance, and you can truly unwind. Days can be spent hiking, fishing or reading and the stargazing will keep you up late into the night.
Many summer days in Bozeman can turn quickly into that of a fairy tale - big blue skies, a slight breeze through the air, and birds chirping their musical notes. Days like these put a heavy burden on individuals to stop whatever they are doing to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of a local park.
Luckily enough, Bozeman does not a have lack of local parks. The Bozeman Parks Department is responsible for the development and maintenance of 42 public parks and 52 miles of trails which are managed either by themselves or their local partners including the Sunrise Rotary Club, Breakfast Optimists Club, and Gallatin Valley Land Trust to name a few.
Whether you're looking for a beach, baseball/softball fields, basketball courts, dog parks, large multi-use fields, picnic tables either sheltered or unsheltered, playgrounds, soccer fields, swimming pools, tennis courts, volleyball courts, or trails, a park in Bozeman will have it.
While some parks in Bozeman can be either neighborhood specific or private, the following comprehensive list of parks is free for anyone to enjoy.
There are a lot of reasons to go for a walk.
While most reasons are pretty straightforward, Harvard Health Publications found these 5 Surprising Benefits of Walking you probably didn't know.
Bozeman is a mecha of gorgeous sights and sounds both in and out of town. Here are a few new ideas if you're looking for a new in-town walking path within Bozeman.
Bozeman is an outdoor mecca. For runners and bikers, there is no shortage of Bozeman races to fuel the competitive spirit. You’ll find a variety of events, some more challenging than others, but they all include one thing; amazing scenery. There’s still time to register for most races, but if not, put it on your calendar for next year!
When was the last time stuck a paddle in the icy waters of a mountain river or lake? Have you ever been kayaking or rafting? If you fall into the response category of either "never" "not sure," or "too long ago," then something needs to change - and quick! Bozeman is the perfect spot to try kayaking or whitewater rafting. With some of the most prestine lakes and rivers you will ever find, you've got a lot of options. We've provided some insight on how and where to go kayaking or whitewater rafting in Bozeman.