For many visiting Yellowstone National Park, Bozeman is the natural "home base." Thanks to the town’s plentiful lodging options, array of cafes and restaurants, and easy airport access, it’s quite common for Yellowstone-bound visitors to stay in Bozeman and venture down into the park every day, returning to Bozeman in time for dinner, drinks and a bit of relaxation away from the press of national park tourists. Keep reading for tips on how to plan the perfect day trip to Yellowstone National Park from Bozeman.
Two words; winter wonderland.
If you have yet to experience nature in its winter coat, Yellowstone National Park is a sight to behold. Imagine miles of mountains covered in twinkling white snow, steamy geysers, bison, elk, and if you’re really diligent (or lucky), an occasional wolf. To give you perspective, the average snowfall is 150 inches per year, however, that number can double at higher elevations. Whether you are visiting during the summer or the winter, Yellowstone tours are always a great way to experience the park.
Hiking lovers take note. Snowshoeing in Yellowstone National Park is a gorgeous way to continue your adventures through the winter. You’ll see the nooks and crannies of the park in a whole new way. Since snowshoes distribute your weight over a large surface area, it is a low impact workout that most everyone can do. A few things to note, winter in this area brings cold dry air and the sun can be intense. When you hit the snowshoe trails be sure to pack plenty of water and snacks and bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and layers of clothing—the weather can change quickly!
You’ll find lots of family-friendly hikes around Bozeman. Visit Bozeman
Bozeman is surrounded by nature, bracketed by the Gallatin and Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forests and a short drive from Yellowstone National Park. It’s no surprise that most families in southwestern Montana spend a significant amount of time outdoors in all four seasons of the year. From summertime fly-fishing and hiking to wintertime skiing and snowshoeing, this outdoor community offers adventure for all ages. Here are a few local favorites:
Yellowstone in the winter is truly magical. Silence and solitude take over and the undisturbed blanket of white is breathtaking. Snow covered bison, steamy geysers and icy rivers add to the beauty of the landscape. Visiting attractions like Old Faithful, and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone become a whole different experience with the absence of crowds. Make your reservations early, plan your activities and get ready for one of the most unique vacations you may ever take! Stock up on some insider tips for enjoying Yellowstone National Park in the winter below.
Bozeman, Montana has become a huge vacation destination for people looking for an adventurous experience in the Rocky Mountains. Whether you are planning a visit in the colder months or warmer months, there is something for everyone. You may have seen the logo or a hashtag or even one of our blogs out there on social media and wondered what exactly does "Only In Bozeman" mean. In Bozeman, you can do it all. You can have these unique recreational experiences in the mountains surrounding Bozeman and still be back in town for dinner at a great restaurant and the other comforts you expect when you travel to urban destinations. All of this is available, "Only in Bozeman." Here are some of the things that make Bozeman unique and why it should be on your bucket list for travel.
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.
The world's first national park is none other than Yellowstone National Park. The park was a 'grand experiment' in preservation and has set the standard for national parks in the United States and around the world.
The park is known for its mountains, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, geothermal hot springs, geysers, animals, and its general overwhelming scenic presence. The park also hosts 60% of the world's geysers, hot springs, and mud pots. But, looking back, it's the Yellowstone National Park history that make it unique compared to other national parks, since it is the first of its kind. Here are a few things to know about Yellowstone' history before you visit the park.
It’s called Cabin Fever, and by the time spring comes, most people are ready to get outside and get rid of it. After a long winter, hiking in Yellowstone National Park is the perfect remedy. So if you are ready to shake the winter blues then these hikes in Yellowstone might be just what the doctor ordered.
Sipping on a cold beverage, looking up at a sky full of radiant stars, the crackling sounds and brilliant colors of a fire beneath your feet, friends and family laughing and telling stories, does it get any better than that? Imagine camping in America's first national park, Yellowstone. Rich in resources, wildlife, activities, and natural beauty get yourself connected with nature by checking out one of these awesome campgrounds.