The Valley of Flowers

Around the Bozone

Welcome to Bozeman

The town of Bozeman is an eclectic place: rowdy cowboys  cheer right alongside hippies at the big homecoming game, and jocks shoot pool with the mellow ski bums at the local bar. Instead of factionalizing over differences, people here have it figured out: this rich melting pot of culture and country is what makes our town so  great. It’s a near-perfect balance of big-city opportunity and small-town hospitality. Not to mention the nearly limitless opportunities for outdoor adventure.

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The Bridger Bowl Cloud – Every so often, a blue light flashes on top of the Baxter Hotel, alerting anyone within view of the tallest building in Bozeman that snow is falling at Bridger Bowl. The light—a repurposed airport runway strobe that flashes for 24 hours when the ski area receives at least two inches of snow—was installed in 1988 and played an important role before the era of the Internet.
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Iconic Affairs- Year-round, the Bozone bustles with things to do, for every outdoor inclination. Check out some of the community’s annual iconic events. The true dirtbag ski/trout bums of Old Bozeman may be gone, but the spirit of spending every last dime remains.

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Deal Me In – The true dirtbag ski/trout bums of Old Bozeman may be gone, but the spirit of spending every last dime remains.

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Lend a Hand –Although you may not be a longtime local, while you’re in Bozeman, you’re a part of this community. And around here, we make serious efforts to protect the land, water, and one another. Show you care by giving back.

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Park It
 – Montana’s weather is notoriously volatile—not to mention brutal—so  on those bright, warm days, take advantage of Bozeman’s many parks by setting up a hammock, taking the dog out for a jaunt, or lounging under the trees.

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Town Trails – Around Bozeman, trailheads are everywhere—but did you know that dozens of trails run right through town?

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The Bozeman Bucket List – It’s impossible, even in a lifetime of living in Bozeman, to do it all. That being said, there are a few  must-dos to tick off as soon as possible, for a proper enrollment into the outdoor life of the Bozone. Here’s a starter list to accelerate your initiation.

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