Bozeman Montana Family Vacations

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Family Vacations

With the great outdoors at its doorstep and many cultural and historic attractions right downtown, Bozeman makes a perfect choice for your next family vacation.

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Summer Activities

Summer is filled with family fun. There are a variety of activities well suited for all ages and all interest levels.

Experience Bozeman as a family on bicycles. The city has an extensive bike lane for pedaling around town, or you can take advantage of the many bike trails in the immediate area.

Although fishing may not be the best family activity, the kids will stay entertained for awhile when you are teaching them how to cast line into the Madison, Gallatin and Yellowstone rivers, which are all within 30 miles of town.

Hiking & Backpacking
There are many hiking and backpacking opportunities in the Bozeman area. You can select a day hike for families with younger children or plan to spend several days out if your family has older children.

Horseback Riding
Every child and the child in all of us relates anything western to horseback riding. Be a hero to you kids and take them on a horseback ride.

Horse Pack Trips
For families with older children, a two to three day pack trip can be the adventure of a lifetime. Check with local outfitters and guides for the options available.

Whitewater Rafting
There is no shortage of the experiences to be had on the various rivers near Bozeman, Montana. Older children will enjoy a thrilling, chilling ride on the rapids. Plan ahead as many outfitters and guides have age limitations for younger guests.

Scenic Float Trips
Children of all ages – from the very young to the grandparents – will enjoy a calm, scenic float down any of the waterways. This is a great way to see wildlife in their native habitat.

Scenic Flights
Take a scenic balloon flight and learn why birds sing. Check ahead concerning age and physical requirements.

Kayak & Canoe
Older children will enjoy a leisurely kayak or canoe ride down one of the many waterways in the Bozeman area.

There are two 18-hole public courses in Bozeman as well as nearby courses in Three Forks, Ennis and Big Sky.

The City has various places to enjoy a dip in a pool or a designated swimming area.

Check out the City Parks for tennis courts.

Winter Activities

Bring your family to Bozeman in the winter and uncover all the wonderful winter fun.

Flanked by two well-known ski resort, Bridger Bowl and Big Sky, Bozeman ranks high on the list for fun filled ski towns.

The Bridger and Gallatin Mountain Ranges provide many opportunities to enjoy a snowmobile adventure.

Snowcoach Tours
For the very young or the very old, touring the countryside inside the comfort of a snowcoach is a great alternative to snowmobiling. Check out the rate and availability of seeing the sights from the warmth of your own guided snowcoach.

Dog Sledding
All you have to bring is yourselves to enjoy a great backcountry adventure being pulled along by a team of barking, exuberant dogs. The outfitters and guides will supply everything else that you will need.

Sleigh Rides
Horse drawn sleigh rides are fun for everyone in the family. From short hour rides to half a day, or a designation ride, where you can enjoy a great meal at the end; they are all available.

Although not meant for smaller children, a hike through the woods in the winter is a great activity for teenagers and adults.

Ice Skating
Come bring the family and enjoy the public skating times at the local ice skating arena.


There are many year round attractions in the Bozeman area. When you are planning your family vacation, check locally to see what seasonal events may be taking place while you plan to be there.

Museum of the Rockies
This is a great place for families and grown-ups. From the very young to the very old, each will be interested in the excellent exhibits and displays.

Pioneer Museum
The Pioneer Museum is located in what used to be the local jail. It is fun for the whole family to see what the old jail was like and it provides interesting information about the local history.

Bozeman Hot Springs
Bozeman Hot Springs offers nine thermal pools, full-service spa, fitness center, and a dry sauna.

Lewis and Clark Cavern State Park
Located 45 miles west of Bozeman, this interesting site is open daily year round.