For those that like seeking out new and exciting things (or for those who simply like the outdoors) there are no shortage of things to do around Bozeman.

First and foremost, Bozeman is an outdoorsman’s dream. Other than making a day trip to Yellowstone National Park, hiking is very popular. If you are visiting the area and have time, check out the Hyalite Creek Trail, Sacagawea Peak, or a quick trip up the “M” in the Bridger Canyon.

Climbing The Bridgers Is A Fun Thing To Do In Bozeman

A View from the Bridger Range in Late July

Speaking of Hyalite, you may want head up there to go camping or to try your luck at catching a couple of trout from the Hyalite reservoir. If you prefer river fishing, Bozeman has great access to the Gallatin and Yellowstone rivers. These can give you a good start and if you are really enjoying yourself you can always ask a friendly local where their personal favorite spot is.

On the topic of the great outdoors, we’ve saved the best for last. Bozeman is most famous for two things: great winter sports and great climbing. People come from across the country and from overseas to enjoy Bozeman’s access to some of the best spots for both climbing and skiing. If you climb, checking out the Arc’teryx Bozeman Ice Climbing Festival, join a climbing club, or stay sharp at Spire Climbing Center.

How about strapping on those skis or your board and heading to the slopes that have been highly acclaimed by the likes of National Geographic and Powder Magazine. It’s a quick 20-minute drive to Bridger Bowl (the famed non-profit hot spot), and about an hour to Big Sky and Moonlight Basin. While Bozeman provides plenty of options to treat oneself to high-class opulence, the small town atmosphere makes it a ski bum’s dream.

Now if you don’t necessarily want to spend everyday outside, or you simply want something else to do in your spare time, you are in luck. Every Thursday during the summer Bozeman closes down its main street for the popular event “Music on Main”, which allows everyone to soak up tunes from some of the most talented local acts. There are also two separate weekly farmer’s markets to attend in the summertime, both of which happen to be great places to scope out gorgeous, health conscious members of the opposite sex for all of you singles out there!

And finally, who says you have to be a kid to enjoy dinosaurs? Bozeman’s Museum of the Rockies is highly acclaimed for its dedication to bringing the history of the Northern Rockies to life. Continuous activities and rotating exhibits make it a favorite for children and families both. Who knows, maybe you can bring your date there after meeting at the farmer’s market…

Now that you know some of the best things to do around Bozeman, you can check out what else the Big Sky State has to offer at our page of “Things To Do In Montana“.

Hope to see you out and about!