Located in Yellowstone Country
In Bozeman, the tan lines are real, the peak-bagging stories are true and the mountain bikes aren't just for show. With Yellowstone National Park, Hyalite Canyon and the Custer Gallatin National Forest so close, Bozemanites have no shortage of trails to hike, singletrack to ride, peaks to summit and rivers to fish.
But you don't have to be down for Class IV paddling or 5.10 climbs to get outside. Stroll downtown Bozeman to take in galleries, boutiques and restaurants ranging from the Western Café to the Montana Aleworks. From downtown, hike urban trails all the way to the Montana State University campus and the Museum of the Rockies or head to the Emerson Cultural Center for locally-made art and live performances.
Sleeping is half the fun with options from the Magpie Guest House to the historic Lehrkind Mansion B&B. Then again, given Bozeman's outdoor opportunities, you may want to make like the locals and pitch a tent.