Explore trip ideas and inspirations in Yellowstone Country
Bozeman Area Adventures
What's in Yellowstone's neighborhood? In the backyard of the world's first national park, Bozeman beckons with hot attractions. Delight the family with all that Yellowstone Country tourism region has to offer.
Gateways to Yellowstone
Established in 1872 as the world's first national oar, there's no question 3,471-square-mile Yellowstone deserves its iconic status, with its wolves, elk, moose, bison, and bears, unique geothermal activity, 10,000-foot peaks, and waterfalls that cascade more than 300 feet. The park feels massive but really is just part of what makes this chunck of the state so enticing. What lies outside the park on this nearly 500-mile road trip is equally compelling, from the mountain views along the Beartooth Pass to the world-class fly-fishing around Livingston to the hiking, cycling, and mountain biking around Bozeman.
Mountain Biking Paradise Trip
With 64 mountain ranges, the Continental Divide Trail slicing through the state, and historic trails plying mountain passes, Montana has trails pretty much everywhere, from mellow beginner and family-friendly rides to experts-only singletrack. Don't ride? Don't worry! This trip has tons of fun other options, from fly-fishing to whitewater rafting to hot springs soaking.
On the loose in Big Sky Trip
It's possible to make this drive from Bozeman to Yellowstone National Park and back in only a day. But why would you want to? Take it slow. Set aside six days to savor the incredible scenery and play - in the snow in winter and on the hiking and biking trails the rest of the year.
Around Yellowstone Country Trip
Outdoor adventure and spectacular scenery abound on this five-day scenic loop through southern Montana and into Yellowstone National Park. Hike on a wilderness plateau. Raft the stillwater River. Horseback ride in Paradise Valley. Along the way, make a stop to soak in a hot springs-fed pool.
Hottest Natural Springs Trip
When visiting Montana, it can be easy to jam-pack your trip with non-stop adventure. Hiking through Glacier! Drinking your way along the Beer Trail! Staying up all night stargazing! It's all worth doing, but it's also important to take a moment to relax....and Montana has tons of thermal hot springs that are great for taking a moment to unwind. Slip into the naturally-heated, mineral rich waters of some of Montana's best springs and soak up the calming vibes and amazing views! Here are some of our favorite hot springs in the state.
After Dark Trip
There's no denying that Montana is jam-packed with enough to see and do to keep you busy for days on end, but the fun doesn't have to stop when the sun sets. It's one of the better states for observing the night sky as well! Its northern location, clear and clean air, and relative lack of light pollution allow the stars to shine bright across the state. And, if you keep your eyes peeled, you might be able to spot a rare phenomena that you can't observe everywhere-- like the Northern lights and the Miky Way.
Larger then Life Ski Trip
Layer your trip with alternating ski days on this four-day adventure from Bozeman to Red Lodge, which includes a well-worth-it detour to Yellowstone National Park. Along the way, traverse Bozeman Pass at 5,760 feet, journey through the city of Livingston, compare soaking experiences at Chico Hot Springs and Boiling River Hot Springs and strap on the snowshoes for an adventure.
Wildest Locales Trip
Looking to take a walk on the wild side? There's no better place
to experience some truly untamed wildlife and wilderness than
Montana! With large stretches of land set aside to protect
endangered species and save natural habitats, Montana is a great
place to really get away from it all and experience your own wild
side. Plus, there's no better way to experience spring in Montana:
cute baby animals, wildflowers galore, and a chance to celebrate
the end of winter back out in nature! Here are some of the state's
wildest locales for finding nature!
Western Montana Ski Trip
Kick off this five-day itinerary with some self-guided exploration of Missoula, Montana’s second largest city. Then gear up to hit the slopes as you make your way from Lost Trail Powder Mountain to Maverick Mountain and finally to Big Sky. For a change of pace, take the final day to explore Yellowstone National Park in all its winter glory.
Yellowstone Country Ski Trip
Ghost Town Route
Step back in time to the frontier days by exploring Montana’s many ghost towns. On this five-day trip from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park, wander through forgotten towns to get a taste of Montana’s rich past.