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National Parks: Yellowstone versus Glacier

Posted by Kali Gillette on Jun 5, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Our National Park System is nothing short of phenomenal. These vast swaths of land preserved for their natural wonders are something everyone should experience. Montana has a total of nine National Park service areas, but the two most famous, Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park, are also the most different.

Glacier’s tall, jutting mountains, massive moving glaciers, and mountain lakes are a vast contrast to Yellowstone’s wide open spaces, big rivers, simmering hot pots and shooting geysers.

Yet, the two can’t be compared; each has its own beauty and intrigue.

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Tags: Yellowstone National Park, Summer, Sightseeing, Travel, Family Fun

Spring Activities to Get Excited About in Bozeman

Posted by Kali Gillette on May 22, 2019 8:00:00 AM

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.

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Tags: Yellowstone National Park, Fly Fishing, Day Trips, The Arts, Business, Biking, Family Fun, soak up nature

Spring Wildlife Watching in Yellowstone National Park

Posted by Kali Gillette on May 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM

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.

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Tags: Yellowstone National Park, Sightseeing, Hiking, Family Fun, spring activities, Bear Spray

When Is the Best Time To Visit Yellowstone?

Posted by Visit Bozeman on Mar 26, 2019 10:14:45 AM

 

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. 

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Tags: Yellowstone National Park, Fall, Winter, Summer, Spring

Making A Day Of It: Snowshoeing In Yellowstone National Park

Posted by Kali Gillette on Feb 21, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Yellowstone National Park is just a stone’s throw from Bozeman, and seeing it in its winter glory is something special. Snowshoeing is one of the most intimate ways of experiencing the natural beauty, and it’s an easy activity for any age and ability.

The options are plentiful; you can plan an excursion for any duration and skill level. All trails and roads are open to snowshoeing; however, if you are on a ski trail, snowshoers are required to walk alongside the trail to keep the ski tracks in order.

We’ve created a couple of itinerary options with one short and one long, but don’t be afraid to get out and make tracks on your own!

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Tags: Insider, Yellowstone National Park, Winter, Sightseeing, Day Trips, Health & Fitness, Travel

Bozeman's 6 Most Popular Blogs From 2018

Posted by Visit Bozeman on Jan 10, 2019 8:00:00 AM

We've been thankful to share helpful pieces of content in addition to the overwhelming beauty of Bozeman and the surrounding area. Throughout 2018, a few blogs stood out and in case you missed them, we've put together a list of our six most popular blogs from the previous year. Continue reading to see all of our favored articles!

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Tags: Insider, Yellowstone National Park, Summer, Sightseeing, Day Trips, Hiking, Spring, Travel, News

7 Life Changing Things To Do In Yellowstone

Posted by Visit Bozeman on Dec 18, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Yellowstone National Park is an amazing place. There is no doubt about it. When Teddy Roosevelt spoke at the laying of the cornerstone of the gateway to Yellowstone in 1903 he said, "The geysers, the extraordinary hot springs, the lakes, the mountains, the canyons, and cataracts unite to make this region something not wholly to be paralleled elsewhere on the globe," and those words still hold true today. It is a beautiful place, a place of grandeur, a place of wild America and a place to make some amazing memories with your family. When people visit Yellowstone National Park, they have a checklist of tourist destinations that include places like Old Faithful, Artist Point, or Mammoth Hot Springs. To look beyond the popular spots, here is our list of 7 things to do in Yellowstone that will create lasting memories that you can't create anywhere else in the world.

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Tags: Yellowstone National Park

6 Reasons To Visit Bozeman In January

Posted by Kali Gillette on Dec 13, 2018 8:00:00 AM

When it comes to winter vacations, December and February seem to get all the attention. However, local Bozeman-ites will tell you January is one of the best times of the year. Winter is in full swing and the snow is (usually) incredible. If you need more convincing, read on, we’ll give you plenty of reasons!

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Tags: Insider, Yellowstone National Park, Winter, Skiing, Sightseeing, Nightlife, Travel

Yellowstone Wildlife In The Fall

Posted by Kali Gillette on Oct 25, 2018 10:42:09 AM

Serious wildlife watchers consider autumn one of the most exciting times in Yellowstone National Park. Activity increases as animals prepare for winter and for some, mating season begins bringing with it some interesting mating rituals. Many species start moving to lower elevations as the temperatures cool. Not to mention, the fall colors are amazing; a perfect backdrop for the photographers out there. Wildlife can be found throughout the park, but the Northern Range, from Gardiner to Cooke City is considered the best areas for wildlife watching. It’s also the only road that stays open year round. There are 67 species of mammals in the park; we’ve listed the most prevalent, but keep your eyes open, you may come across others such as pronghorn, beavers, deer and maybe even the elusive cougar. 

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Tags: Insider, Yellowstone National Park, Fall, Day Trips, For Kids, Travel

Top 10 Things To Do In Yellowstone

Posted by Visit Bozeman on Jun 26, 2018 7:30:00 AM

The reservations are booked, your bags are packed, and you can't wait to experience the world's first National Park. So what are you going to do when you get there. Yellowstone is big, and there is a lot of time spent driving from one attraction to the next. It is good to have a game plan for the big items you want to see and/or experience. Plus, if you are coming during June, July or August, you will be joined by a few million other people, all clamoring to get a view of the American West. To help you out, we've put together a list of the top 10 things to do in Yellowstone, in no particular order. So pull up a chair and get ready to plan your Yellowstone Adventure!

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Tags: Yellowstone National Park