Updated: Mar 3, 2020
Bozeman is an amazing city located in the Southwest corner of Montana. Surrounded by mountains, world class skiing, a National Park and the largest collection of dinosaur fossils in the US, there is no shortage of things to do in the area. Check out a brief glimpse into the area below.
Traveling to Bozeman is fairly easy with a large airport right on the edge of town but I will give you a second option in case there is a deal to be had:
1. Bozeman (BZN): 10 minutes
2. Billings (BIL): 2 hours 20 minutes
Click to view more in depth information on the average weather conditions in Bozeman, MT. Be advised temperatures do fluctuate in some surrounding areas due to varying elevations.
Things To Do (Drive Time):
1. Yellowstone National Park (90 minutes)
With over 3000 square miles of terrain including 450+ miles of paved roads, 15+ miles of boardwalk and 1,000 miles of backcountry trails, there are plenty of things to do and see. Click here for some of my favorite trails and see some of the 100s of species of animals, 250+ waterfalls, 500+ active geysers and 10,000 hydrothermal features. The park roads are generally open May through October (road status). Fun fact: More than half of the world's active geysers are located in Yellowstone National Park.
2. Big Sky Resort (60 minutes)
Big Sky skiing and winter activities typically opens at the end of November and stay open till the middle of April with the summer mountain biking season typically June through August. Fun fact: The longest run is 6 miles long (Liberty Bowl to the Mountain Village base area!)
3. Museum of the Rockies (in town)
The MOR (for short) houses the largest dinosaur fossil collection in the United States. The museum mainly focuses on the physical and cultural history of the Rockies but does offer a number of traveling exhibits throughout the year. Be sure to check out the 40 foot domed Planetarium for a show.
4. American Computer and Robotics Museum (in town)
A smaller museum (for now), it packs a punch. Take a trip through the history of computing from the beginning. It is amazing to see how far things have come in such a short period of time in the world of computers.
5. Beartooth Pass (8-10 hours round trip)
A much longer drive but comes with breathtaking views of the Beartooth Mountains (some of the oldest rock on the planet) and some consider it one of the most beautiful drives in America. After reaching the highest paved point in Wyoming continue on to Red Lodge for lunch (or early dinner). Double back to catch anything you missed or head up to Route 90 for a straight shot back to Bozeman. The road is typically open mid May to mid November but check the road status here.
Nova Cafe (Breakfast, $)
Roost Fried Chicken (Quick Food, $)
Montana Ale Works (Upscale Pub and Brewery, $$)
Cafe Fresco (Italian, $$)