Why Bozeman Makes a Great Bachelor Trip

Back in the day, Bozeman was known as a boy’s town. The vast outdoor recreation, remote location, and small population were big draws for mountaineers. Eventually, that split evened out, but it’s easy to see the appeal; it’s one giant playground.


Outdoor Adventure in Every Direction


It’s true, mountains and rivers surround Bozeman, and they’re not far off. Bridger Bowl, the popular community ski area, boasts some of the best inbound extreme skiing in the country and is just 16 miles from downtown. If some party members are new to the sport, they have a great beginner’s area, a snowsports school, and rental gear.


Big Sky Resort, just over 50 miles up Gallatin Canyon, is a great day trip and a completely different skiing experience. Both are well worth it.


Snowmobilers can enjoy riding in the Bridger Mountains, the Bangtails, or up Little Bear Canyon. You can rent sleds at Big Boys Toys and Summit Motorsports. (In the summer, they rent ATVs and UTVs.) For an exciting adventure, rent one of the areas Forest Service Cabins.  


In the summer, fishing and floating are popular on the Gallatin, Madison, and Yellowstone rivers. Guided fishing trips are plentiful, but if angling isn’t your thing, there are options for simply floating. For example, check out Montana Whitewater in Bozeman or Rowdy River Guides in Livingston.


Golfers have options to play at Bridger Creek Golf Course, with stunning views of the Bridger Mountain range in the background, or Cottonwood Hills, near Four Corners. And, of course, there are hiking and biking trails throughout the national forests and even around town!


And, of course, Yellowstone National Park is just 90 minutes in either direction, where you can explore year-round.


At the end of every adventure, Bozeman Hot Springs waits with twelve indoor and outdoor pools, live music, a wet and dry sauna, and a cold plunge!


Two men sitting on a rock on a hike.



Exceptional Options for Dining and Libations


Today, Bozeman boasts s a booming nightlife and delicious food scene, much of it walkable. Choices range from smoky BBQs to traditional steakhouses, great burgers, and several options of sushi restaurants.


You won’t go thirsty in this town, either. There are two speakeasy’s, eleven breweries, two distilleries, a cider house, and a meadery. Craft brewers make some delicious lines of unique beers; many are made with local ingredients. Tasting rooms are filled every day of the week and make for a lively way to wind down the day.


Montana State University football team.


Live Entertainment in Bozeman


The energy of a college town pours into the nightlife in Bozeman. Live music is a constant, with national headliners and regional favorites performing at the Elm, the Ellen Theatre, and in local bars like The Filling Station and Haufbrau House (two of the favorite local watering holes.)


Last Best Comedy puts on multiple weekly shows, ranging from big names to aspiring local comedians. In addition, the revamped comedy club serves excellent cocktails in a cozy atmosphere.


Country swing dancing occurs at The Jump in Gallatin Gateway, Bourbon in Bozeman, and Stacey’s in Four Corners.


Sports fans will want to watch the schedule for Montana State University football or basketball games.


And finally, for those who like fast cars, and lots of commotion, Gallatin Speedway has races each weekend throughout the summer.


As you can see, there are many reasons to have your bachelor party in Bozeman, but fair warning, a trip to Bozeman often ends with a desire to relocate!


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