Bozeman is the outdoor mecca of the Northern Rockies, and considered the largest gateway community into the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem. So what does this mean for you? You basically have endless outdoor adventure choices. Whether you want to hike in Yellowstone, flyfish the Madison River, climb a mountain, spot some local wildlife, whitewater raft, go caving, explore a ghost town or abandoned mine, camp at a high alpine lake, or just be here…
We can help you plan your trip, and guided hiking, sightseeing, photography tours, and can help steer you in the right direction if you have something else in mind. Our hikes can be tailored to each skill level and desire. We can climb the highest mountain in one of the surrounding mountain ranges, or walk through a quiet canyon and relax.
Many of our guests are here on business or attending a conference or other function at Montana State University (just a few blocks away). One of the most popular questions we get, is what there is to do around town. Surrounded by natural beauty in and outside of the city, makes it easy to find something to do in town. Walk south of the apartment for 1 block and make a right on Garfield St., and you will hit the main city trail system, called the Gallagator Linear Trail. This trail connects the Library on Main St. to the Museum of the Rockies, next to the campus of Montana State University. Along this trail are numerous small and large parks, which constitute an urban park system. Bridger Guesthouse is located in the middle of this complex, and the diverse parks it connects offer activities ranging to baseball and soccer fields, numerous playgrounds, a climbing boulder, a tall hill to see the surrounding views above town, a city pool (summer hours only), an ice hickey arena (farmers market here during summers), a bandstand, community gardens, many benches and picnic tables, and the entire length is alongside Bozeman Creek. So, needless to say, we like the outdoors here.
Further afoot, an adventurous spirit can venture to the high country, where the wild animals still roam, and the creeks and streams are cold and clear, making an ideal habitat for the blue ribbon trout, which fisherman come from around the world to catch. Hikers can enjoy endless miles of trails, much of it through established wildernesses within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. We have been hiking in the GYE for almost 14 years, and still have only seen a fraction of the trails. Climbers have established routes across all ranges, and many have bolts in place. Good advice on where to start with a climbing adventure can be had at The Spire climbing gym. The Bangtail Divide Trail is a must-not-miss for mountain bikers. With roughly 22 million acres of contiguous National Park, and National Forest land, it goes without saying, that the GYE is North America’s Serengeti. The hunting and wildlife viewing are par none, and we can help with advice on when and where to see animals.