With the multitude of activities available in Bozeman's back yard, you'll begin to feel like a local in no time. From hiking, biking or skiing the mountains to experiencing the power of Yellowstone and its geysers—the land and waters surrounding Bozeman, Montana are magnificent ways to experience the area.
Since the 1800s, visitors seeking a unique Montana experience have come from around the world to relax and rejuvenate at Bozeman Hot Springs. The newly remodeled facility now features a fitness center, juice bar, and 9 different pools with temperatures ranging from 59 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit—plus both dry and wet saunas.
For world-class skiing and a big mountain experience, Bridger Bowl is your base camp with 8 lifts, 2,600 vertical feet and 2,000 acres of beautiful blue and green runs. The mountain lays out in a large funnel or "V" shape expanding from about 200 yards in width across the base area up to approximately 2 miles wide across the ridge top.
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After falling in love with the adventurous side of Bozeman—finish off your time with the Milk Witch at Open Range. Concocted with navy strength gin, fennel and rhubarb, dandelion syrup, lemon and wild yarrow—it truly brings out the essence of Montana. But, don't stop there. Executive Chef Jorge Morales utilizes his culinary philosophy of working with neighboring farmers to seek out the finest ingredients in all of Open Range's dishes, while his passion reflects the growing movement towards a healthy, down-to-earth lifestyle in signature dishes such as Elk Tenderloin with parsnip purée, mushroom frites and radish sprouts.
Located past Hyalite Reservoir, Hyalite Creek Trail is a great place for a scenic hike! With waterfalls scattered throughout a glacial U-shaped canyon, this out-and-back trail is well-maintained for hikers, bikers, and cross country skiers of all abilities. The trail runs all the way up to Hyalite Lake and 1,900 foot Hyalite Peak for those interested in a longer 11 mile journey.
Enjoy a guided whitewater rafting adventure with Montana Whitewater Raftingon the Gallatin, Madison and Yellowstone Rivers. Everything from flying across the Gallatin River on a zip line tour, kayaking to river tubing or learning to fly fish offer memorable experiences. The best part? Complimentary wet suit and bootie rental.