Downtown Bozeman Montana | Gallatin Valley Activities - VR Bozeman




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Downtown Bozeman is filled with shopping that is sure to surprise and delight. Locally owned stores fill Main Street and beyond with hand-selected or crafted goods that are inspired by the Bozeman area and its vibrance. The below are some of our favorite shopping destinations in Downtown Bozeman and well-worthy of a stop. Also featured are local favorite grocery and goods stores to stock the fridge for your stay or get the little things that didn't make it to your luggage. To learn more about these stores you may select the corresponding image to be directed to their website.

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Big Sky Resort

Point of Interest , Tourist Attraction

50 Big Sky Resort Rd, Big Sky, MT 59716

(800) 548-4486

Just 51 miles from downtown Bozeman you will find the biggest skiing in America at Big Sky Resort. Home of world-class big mountain skiing and enough terrain for all levels of skiers. With 5,850 skiable acres and 4,350 vertical feet, you can ski new terrain all day before returning to your home base in Bozeman! Don’t forget to stop by Horn & Cantle for dinner on your way back! See our Restaurants & Bars page for more information on Horn & Cantle.

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Bridger Bowl Ski Area

Point of Interest , Tourist Attraction

15795 Bridger Canyon Rd, Bozeman, MT 59715

(406) 587-2111

Ski the cold smoke! The local favorite ski area is less than 20 miles from Downtown Bozeman features incredible skiing and terrain for everyone. With affordable ticket prices and multi-day discounts, there’s a lot to love about Bridger Bowl. Loft503 is the perfect fit for a day of skiing. Come home to a steam shower and five-star beds for ultimate relaxation and get ready for another day on the slopes.

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Sacagawea Peak

Point of Interest , Tourist Attraction

Wilsall, Montana 59086

This trail is a moderate hike but a longer trail, at 4.5 miles, and 1,975 feet of elevation gain. When you reach the top of the trail, you are at the highest point in the Bridger Mountain Range (9,596 feet) where you enjoy 360-degree unobstructed views. At the bottom, you can walk down to Fairy Lake, a gorgeous, blue/green high alpine lake. This trail is not accessible in winter.

South Cottonwood Creek Trail

Point of Interest , Tourist Attraction

Bozeman, MT 59065

South Cottonwood Creek Trail is an easy trail that is friendly for all levels of hikers. The trail is 4.4 miles long with 488 feet of elevation gain with gorgeous creek crossings. This trail is very popular, so consider getting an early start.

College M Trail

Point of Interest , Tourist Attraction

Trail to 'M', Bozeman, MT 59715

If you are looking for a good hike close to home be sure to hike the College M Trail. You can see the “M” on the Bridger Mountains, where two trails converge at the top. You may select a longer, more moderate trail, or the shorter, more advanced trail. No matter which trail you chose, you will find yourself at the top by the “M” and have incredible views of all of Bozeman.

Montana Whitewater Rafting & Zipline

Point of Interest , Tourist Attraction

100 Luhn Ln Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730

(406) 848-7398

Experience a day on the river for an adrenaline filled chapter in your Montana vacation. Choose an adventure that includes rafting, tubing, or ziplining. Tone it down slightly with a relaxing float on the Madison River with a shuttle location right outside of Downtown. See their website for a full list of activities and offerings you can access during your extended summer stay in Montana.

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Bozeman Breakout: Escape Room

Point of Interest , Establishment , Tourist Attraction

2304 W Main St, Bozeman, MT 59718

(406) 624-6799

Feeling like a puzzle after a lazy morning in your vacation rental? Bozeman's local escape room is located just outside of downtown. Bozeman Breakout features multiple themes that require exciting, hour-long adventures. You'll need teamwork and clever thinking to escape in the allotted time. This experience is great for groups of two or more, and a fun, challenging experience for the whole group!

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Cottonwood Hills Golf Club

Point of Interest , Tourist Attraction

8955 River Rd, Bozeman, MT 59718

(406) 587-1118

Cottonwood Hills Golf Club is a public golf course located approximately 20 minutes from Downtown Bozeman and near the Gallatin River. Enjoy beautiful views, play a round of golf, and stop for dinner at one of our favorite west side spots, Tanglewood.

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Bridger Creek Golf Course

Point of Interest , Health , Tourist Attraction

2710 McIlhattan Rd, Bozeman, MT 59715

(406) 586-2333

Bridger Creek Golf Course is a public golf course located just 10 minutes from Downtown Bozeman and is situated at the base of the Bridger Mountains. Enjoy a game of golf while taking in the gorgeous views of the Bridger Mountains.

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Peets Hill/Burke Park

Tourist Attraction

Gallagator Linear Trail, Bozeman, MT 59715

Notorious for being the best sunset spot in Bozeman, Peets Hill is nestled in Burke Park and the trail to the top is a moderate trail and friendly to all! With close proximity to downtown, this is perfect for a quick sunset stroll before dinner!

Hyalite Canyon

Point of Interest , Tourist Attraction

Hyalite Canyon Rd Bozeman, MT 59718

Hyalite Canyon is the perfect destination for any adventure. A beautiful drive with endless scenery, you may simply adventure for a scenic cruise with a picnic at the day-use area by the reservoir, hike one of the numerous trails, or take it to the next level with mountain biking. There are endless possibilities at Hyalite, but a good time is certain!

Yellowstone National Park

Point of Interest , Tourist Attraction

Grand Loop Rd, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190

(307) 344-7381

Yellowstone was the first National Park and many people spend their Montana vacations visiting its expansive wilderness areas. At Yellowstone, expect to see elk and bison, geysers like the famous Old Faithful, and gorgeous hydrothermal features like we've pictured above. We invite you to enjoy the history and beauty of the first National Park. Don’t forget to stop for Wilcoxson's ice cream on your way back to your vacation rentals either for a local delicacy.

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