Winter Day Trips Around Bozeman

November 7th, 2014 by

There is always something to do in Bozeman no matter what the season, and the winter is no exception. From skiing, to ice climbing, visits to distilleries and everything in between there is no limit to the winter day trip opportunities in and around Bozeman.  It is no wonder Montana is known as the Treasure State.

This winter be sure to venture out and see what the Bozeman area has to offer starting with these five winter day trips:

Yellowstone National Park

If you’ve seen our nation’s first national park during the summer, you know the beauty and the wonder that is Yellowstone. But don’t assume you have seen it all just yet. Consider taking a winter day trip to the park this winter when everything is under a fresh blanket of white snow and the tourist season has slowed down. It just might be the “new” adventure you are searching for. Plan your visit by visiting the Yellowstone page on the National Park Service website.

Soak in a hot spring

What better way to get through the frigid winter months than by soaking in one of the local hot springs? With three hot springs within just an hour’s drive of Bozeman, there are plenty of opportunities to warm up on a cold day. Visit Norris, Bozeman or Chico Hot Springs for a fun, relaxing winter day trip.

Take a ski day

One of the most popular winter day trip activities in Bozeman is skiing. And why shouldn’t it be? With Big Sky Resort and Bridger Bowl just a short drive away – an hour or less – who can stay off the mountain? Grab your gear and hit the slopes and enjoy a good ski day … or two.  There are also a myriad of cross country ski winter day trip opportunities in and around Bozeman.

Check out a museum

Want to get out this winter, but not necessarily out into the cold? Browse one of the local museums. Bozeman is home to the Museum of the Rockies, the American Computer Museum and the Gallatin History Museum. With multiple choices, there is sure to be something for everyone – no matter what age.

Attend a festival

If you are looking to get out and mingle with others this winter, particularly during the holiday season, you won’t want to miss one of the holiday festivals. With the Dillon Festival of the Trees Nov. 21-22, the Livingston Christmas Stroll Dec. 5, the Bozeman Christmas Stroll Dec. 6 and the Wild West WinterFest Feb. 14, 2015, there is no shortage of festival activity this winter.

Take advantage of the variety of activities the Gallatin Valley has to offer this winter. Use this list as a starting point and then choose your own winter day trip adventure.

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