Welcome to the heart of Big Sky County. Only in Montana can a town of less than 50,000 people be the fourth-largest city in the state. That unspoiled Western environment attracts many, many visitors to the area each year. A few weeks in the Treasure State is almost like a few months in any other location. About the only way you can really enjoy a medium-term vacation like this one is to search for an RV in Bozeman, so start looking today.
Experience the Sites and Scenery
If you have a Bozeman rental RV, you probably need to check out what may be the world’s largest dog park at the Snowfill Recreation Area. There’s also a slight hill near the center of the park which makes a great scenic overlook. That same rise doubles as a truly awesome sledding hill during the winter. The Area is completely fenced, so dogs can go off the leash. The trails have been recently updated as well, and the park is very well-kept.
The East Gallatin Recreation Area is actually a former city dump. It’s an award-winning example of a successful land reclamation project. Volunteers worked hard to remove the gravel pit, discarded refrigerators, and unsightly weeds. Local donations paid for almost the entire project. Today, this Area has hiking and biking trails, a swimming area, large fishing pond, covered pavilion, and more. We recommend the Bozeman Triathlon (well, at least watching it) in June and the Kids Fishing Day in May.
If skiing is your thing, take your Bozeman RV rental to the Bridger Bowl Ski Area. It averages around 350 inches of snow a year. The mountain’s seventy-five runs include amenities like eight chairlifts and a large retail area. Season and other long-term passes are available.
We’re pretty sure it’s illegal to take a Bozeman motorhome rental to Bozeman and miss the Bozeman Trail. Without this trail, such trips probably would not be possible. For a few years in the mid-1860s, thousands of white settlers flooded this trail on their way to the Oregon Gold Rush. This sudden mass migration drew the ire of local Indians, many of whom remain hostile to this day. The Bozeman Trail also saw one of the few Indian victories of the Plains Indians Wars. After Red Cloud’s War ended in 1868, the U.S. Army closed the Bozeman Trail for almost a decade.
There are lots of indoor activities in Bozeman as well. We’ll start with the Museum of the Rockies, which contains one of the largest collections of dinosaur fossils in the United States. It’s affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. Other Museum attractions include a living history farm and the regionally-famous Taylor Planetarium. Other visitors enjoy taking their camper rentals in Bozeman to the Gallatin History Museum. It’s dedicated to the area’s rich history. The Museum includes a photo archive that contains over 25,000 reproducible images. Other attractions include an authentic Wild West jail and gallows. Researchers and tourists alike go through the Lewis and Clark area while also browsing through hundreds of battlefield artifacts. To experience the artistic side of town in your Bozeman rental RV, stop by the Old Man Gallery and Framing Shop in downtown Bozeman. It features a number of different art exhibits in several different mediums. All of them come from local artists.
The frontier spirit is alive and well in Bozeman. You can sense it in the air and feel it in the people you meet. At the same time, Bozeman has a very strong urban vibe. It’s one of the largest cities in the state and also home to a major university. It’s also very close to Yellowstone Park and other major attractions. The area has a lot to offer, and the best way to experience it is in a Bozeman RV rental.
Where to Park It
Osen's RV Park & Campground is in nearby Livingston. Yellowstone Park is only fifty miles away from this quiet and picturesque RV park. Visitors enjoy some of the best fly-fishing around, as well as all the stunning scenery and clean air that Paradise Valley has to offer. Amenities include a large laundry facility, full-service hookups, and a bath house. Or, you might prefer to take your Bozeman motorhome rental to the Three Forks Market & RV Park. It’s one of the world’s only full-service grocery stores and full-service RV parks. The mountain-view park features many picnic areas as well as split-rail fences around each site. Be advised that management does not allow pets.
While you’re at the Three Forks market or any other grocery store in the area, pick up plenty of barbecue items. The nice thing about grilling outdoors is that you can cook almost anything. Vegetables, meats, and even desserts all taste very good when prepared over an open fire.
Start your Wild West adventure today when you search for an RV in Bozeman.
Bozeman, MT is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.
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