Fun In Bozeman

Fun in Bozeman

Explore Our Favorite Spots

We at Premier Air Heating & Cooling love our community in Bozeman. We love meeting new neighbors, working on customers’ homes, and turning strangers into family. We love it so much, that we created a town guide to show off all the features that make Bozeman a wonderful place to visit.

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Hikes around Bozeman

From steep inclines that test your endurance to leisurely strolls through the pines, there is a multitude of hikes to be found in and around Bozeman. While you can always find some more off the beaten trail, the following are some of the most popular hikes in town (and our personal favorites).

The "M"

If you’ve ever driven through Bozeman, you’ve most certainly seen the “M.” Made of large white stone, the M is an emblem that has been formed on Bridger Canyon and has become an icon for the town. When it comes to reaching the M, there are two different trails you can take. One is a more leisurely hike, great for afternoon walks or families, while the second is much steeper and more of a physical challenge. Whichever way you take up, your reward for reaching the top is a spanning overview of our cozy town. Just ten minutes from Main, the M has become a popular hike for many Bozeman locals.

Sourdough Trail

Sourdough Trail is another well-trekked trail near Bozeman. A little further out, hiking Sourdough feels a bit more like a mini-adventure than some of the more central trails in town. The landscape is saturated with pines, making it prime terrain to support wildlife like elk, bears, and mountain lions. The terrain is rated moderate and is perfect for runners, skiers, and bikers looking for a place to get out and get going. Stretching nearly 13 miles from north to south, this trail offers a large glimpse at Montana’s beautiful landscapes.

Sypes Canyon Trail

Sypes Canyon is another Bozeman trail on the outskirt of town. Just a 20-minute drive from Main Street, it sits at the southern end of the Bridger Range. The steeper trail winds for four miles through a shaded forest, staying close to a creek-fed canyon. It offers incredible views of the city along with the Madison, Gallatin, and Tobacco Root mountain ranges.

Winter Recreation

Winter is the reason for the season and why people come to Bozeman from all over the country. With the onset of the first frost, you can almost hear the gear being pulled from garages around town—the excitement is nearly tangible. That’s because Bozeman and the surrounding areas make for some of the best Midwest territory to explore come the winter months. Whether you’re shredding pow, snowshoeing, or skiing your way cross country, there’s no shortage of adventures to be had come the snowy season. That’s why we’ve put together some of our favorite places to make the most out of winter.

Bridger Bowl

Skiing Bridger Bowl may be one of the most popular things to do in Bozeman during the wintertime. Only a 25-minute drive from the heart of town, this local spot offers over 70 ski trails with plenty of additional unmarked runs. This mountain is perfect for skiers of every level. The base of the mountain offers large, wide-open terrain for beginners, while more experienced skiers can take the highest lift 8,700 ft up for more expert runs.

Yellowstone National Park

Many don’t fully realize the extensive list of activities and sights the winter season at Yellowstone has to offer. Visitors can still access the park through winter sightseeing tours in heated snowcoaches. If you’re wanting to get out and about, snowshoeing tours will lead you along the Firehole River to Old Faithful. The geyser is a sight to behold in the winter, as boiling hot temperatures mix with the freezing conditions for an incredible display. If you’re looking for something with a little more action, the park is open for daily ski passes for both children and adults.

Big Sky

As America’s largest ski resort, Big Sky Resort offers tons of space for getting outdoors for your favorite winter activities. Don’t let the big title deceive you as far as visitor density goes. The resort is often commended for its short to non-existent lift lines, with lots of elbow room along 300 named runs. Visitors can seek out extreme trails across Lone Peak’s 11,000+ ft of elevation, while beginners can get group or individual lessons through the resort.

Big Sky 2025

In the next decade we will see Big Sky Resort transform with the $150 million improvement plan. Click here to see the timeline for what you can expect.

Crosscut Mountain Sports Center

For those looking for less extreme conditions, the Crosscut Mountain Sports Center is the perfect destination. This 10-mile trail system offers scenic Montana views of private and Forest Service lands. Located just 16 miles northeast of Bozeman, this dedicated Nordic Skiing area has terrain for all levels and is perfect for family outings or a day of sight-seeing.

Bozeman Parks

The great outdoors is one of the biggest perks to living in the great city of Bozeman. It’s something the city has made the most of through parks and recreational areas perfect for any activity. From dog friendly parks with off-leash areas, to scenic locations like Bozeman Pond, we’re highlighting some of our favorite recreational areas that are perfect for you or your family to get out and get going.

Lindley Park

Tucked right off the end of Main Street, Lindley Park is the perfect environment for families looking to spend a leisurely day in the outdoors. Its open landscapes and covered pavilion space make it the perfect park for hosting personal events like birthdays or weddings. Lindley is most well known as the grounds for which Bozeman’s annually anticipated Sweet Pea Festival is held.

Bozeman Pond

This beautiful space is the picture of what a perfect park ought to look like. It has everything one could want in a park—running and walking gravel trails that total 2.5 miles roundtrip, fishing docs, benches, off-leash areas, and public restrooms.

Acquired by the Gallatin Valley Land Trust, this 12-acre space has been designed with the Bozeman community at heart. Children can learn to fish off the docks of the well-stocked trout pond, and dog owners are able to let their pups run off-leash in designated areas that even include swimming beaches

Burke Park

More commonly known as “Pete’s Hill,” this park is one of Bozeman’s most frequented, and for good reason. The elevated plot of land is situated perfectly for catching some of the city’s best sunset views. This area is one of those precious local landmarks that makes Bozeman feel as if there is access to the great outdoors at every turn, even within its suburbs. Located directly behind the Bozeman Library, Burke Park is populated by hundreds of biking, running, and dog-walking Bozemanites on a daily basis.

For a full list of Bozeman’s 42 recreational parks, visit the parks department website.

Live Like the Locals

Not all of Bozeman’s best features are found in the wild. In town you’ll discover a host of shops, venues, and events that are perfect for a day of strolling the streets or night on the town. Bozeman offers all of the small-town charm combined with big city culture. The combination is one that can’t be found in many other places.

Just one glance down Main Street feels like a glimpse back in time, and yet it’s populated with every modern convenience you could ask for. We’ve put together a list of our favorite places to be when it comes to getting the most out of our great town.

THE ARTS

Museum of the Rockies

Great for all ages, this museum holds some incredible wonders from both past and present. Guests can stand in rooms stacked with actual T-Rex skeletons, or stroll through a breathtaking photography exhibit with over 40 of the top National Geographic photos ever taken.

The Ellen Theater

Stepping through the doors of the Ellen Theater for a show feels a lot like stepping back in time. Still in much of its original state, the vintage theater hosts local plays, old movie reruns, and traveling artists and comedians.

The Emerson Cultural Center

The Emerson is made up of two different levels. On the main floor you’ll find smaller one-person galleries with art for purchase, while upstairs are studios where you can chat with working artists. Finish your trip to Emerson at the Emerson Grill for great wines, sustainable produce, and an intimate atmosphere.

THE EATS

Cateye Café

This quirky café is a local favorite, known around town for its list of sassy stipulations for all customers. (If you want water, ask for it. If you want poached eggs, go somewhere else.) Bring in your cat eye glasses for 50 cents off any meal (but don’t take them off or you’ll lose your discount).

Insiders tip: Leaving before you try the banana bread French toast is an injustice to yourself.

Wild Crumb

If you’re looking for a less spunky breakfast spot, the Wild Crumb is one of our favorites. Located off North Wallace, this spot offers a nice break from downtown with artisan breads and pastries made daily.

Blackbird Cafe

The moment you walk into Blackbird, you’re wrapped in the crisp smell of an open wood burning stove. Wood fired pizzas, local meats, and organic greens make this eatery one of the more savory stops along Main.

Victory Taco

Yes, we are putting a food truck as a must-try on our list. This vintage, aluminum RV swept the city by storm ever since it settled onto Main—selling tacos from one end and local ice cream from the other.

Insider’s Tip: For tacos, try the Kim Jong, Fin, or Piggly Wiggly. Or all three! They’re not too big.

Insider’s Tip: For ice cream, try the flavor of the day. It’s usually something interesting like Basil Coconut or Sweet Corn Huckleberry.

THE DRINKS

Bozeman Spirits

Located directly across from Victory, this new distillery is one that won’t disappoint. Pop in for their huckleberry vodka, or make your way next door to the brewery for a beer. Order straight from Victory Taco while at either and they’ll bring it right to you.

Plonk

This posh cocktail, wine bar, and restaurant combo feels like it belongs on the bustling street of some metropolis. Their upscale but relaxed atmosphere is the perfect place to cozy up with friends or family around craft cocktails and a decadent cheese board.

MAP Brewing

As one of Bozeman’s newer breweries to town, MAP has had a sensational start in the city and one visit makes it clear why. Situated on the banks of Glen Lake Park, the brewery offers wide open views of the Bridger mountains that look close enough to touch. Locals can sit by the fireplace under large vaulted ceilings or sip their brew on the back patio, where dogs are welcome and encouraged to take a dip in Glen Lake.

Corx

Another newer drink stop in Bozeman, Corx is one you won’t want to skip. The husband and wife-owned winery offers an intimate atmosphere to grab a glass (or a flight) and snack on small plates. Decked with local artwork and run by a spirited staff, Corx is a Main Street must-see.

Insider’s Tip: Try their Corx’s house blend red. It’s affordable and will be one of your new all-around favorites.

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