Best Guidebook Award: Northwest Outdoor Writers Association
Best Guidebook Award: Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers & Photographers
Bozeman, Montana is an amiable mountain community steeped in history and surrounded by stunning landscape. The city lies between the Gallatin and Yellowstone River valleys amidst several mountain ranges. The fantastic scenery combined with national forests, wilderness areas, and an outdoor-oriented community make the hiking in this area superb.
In this thoroughly revised fourth edition, Day Hikes Around Bozeman, Montana pulls together 110 of the best day hikes into a straight-forward, hassle-free guide aimed to get you on the trails. The hikes explore the mountain ranges and valleys that converge around Bozeman, including the Bridger Mountains, the Gallatin and Madison Ranges, Gallatin Canyon, the Spanish Peaks, and Paradise Valley. Several trails are located with the city itself, which boasts a thriving community trail system. The Gallatin National Forest, part of the greater Yellowstone ecosystem that stretches to Bozeman, spreads across 1.8-million acres and six mountain ranges. Trail highlights include waterfalls, alpine lakes, sweeping overlooks, valleys surrounded by craggy peaks, petrified forests, historic sites, and the soothing sound of creeks tumbling through forested canyons.
Each hike includes:
- detailed map
- accurate driving and hiking directions
- distance/time/elevation statistics
- list of relevant maps
- summaries to help hikers find a trail appropriate to their ability and desire
- several overall maps to show the hikes in the greater area