A Week in Bozeman, Montana

With bad weather lingering in Yellowstone National Park, we decided to turn north and set up camp for a week in Bozeman, Montana. Well, we planned to stay a few days but that quickly turned into a week. Outdoor recreation is truly endless in the Bozeman area! Summer is superb but the winter seems to rival warm weather too with ski slopes in Bridger Bowl and Big Sky. The great, cheap yoga (Your Yoga is a perfect little studio), people, vibe, rodeo (see below ;) and mountains make Bozeman a hard place to leave. 

 

 Maybe we just stay here forever...?

Maybe we just stay here forever...?

 

 

3 Best Hikes Near Bozeman, MT

 

Hike to Garnet Mountain Lookout 

  • 8 miles
  • 2800' elevation gain
  • 360 degree views of surrounding area - you can also rent the lookout for overnight camping
  • Trailhead is 30 miles southwest of Bozeman

 

Garnet Mountain Lookout
Garnet Mountain Overlook
Garnet Mountain Lookout

 

 

Hike to Emerald and Heather Lakes

  • 11 miles
  • 2000' elevation gain
  • Stunning crystal clear alpine lakes - perfect for picnic, camping and fishing
  • Trailhead is 22 miles south of Bozeman

 

Emerald Lake Bozeman Montana
Emerald Lake Bozeman Montana
Emerald Lake Bozeman Montana
Emerald Lake Bozeman Montana

 

 

Hike to Sacajawea Peak

  • 5.5 miles
  • 2000' elevation gain
  • A peak summit with breathtaking views throughout the saddle - plus a gorgeous lake at the trailhead, perfect for relaxing after the trek
  • Trailhead is 28 miles north of Bozeman

 

Sacajawea Peak
Sacajawea Peak
Sacajawea Peak
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Sacajawea Peak
 Relaxing after the hike at  Fairy Lake

Relaxing after the hike at Fairy Lake

 

 

July 4th Rodeo

  • Located at the Livingston Roundup
  • Tickets sold at the local feed store
  • $16/person
  • Includes firework show
  • 27 miles east of Bozeman
Livingston Roundup
Livingston Roundup
Livingston Roundup
Livingston Roundup