Hiking & Backpacking

Review: Salewa Ortles Hybrid Tirolwool Celliant
Melissa Doar
The Salewa Ortles Hybrid Tirolwool Celliant women’s jacket is designed for warmth, breathabil Read more >>
Gallatin Range, Custer Gallatin National Forest, Wilderness
Orville E. Bach, Jr.
A plea for the Gallatin Range.  Read more >>
Review: Helinox Chair & Table
Mike England
Ever since Helinox redefined the lightweight, collapsible camp chair, I’ve kept two of them in my car-camping kit—they're compact and comfortable, and they set up quick Read more >>
Ramshorn Lake, Buffalo Horn Trail, Big Sky, Montana, Gallatin Range
Robert Stone
Hiking Buffalo Horn to Ramshorn Lake.  Read more >>
Review: Thermarest NeoAir X-Lite, Backpacking Gear, Bozeman
Ian Roderer
I’ve spent hundreds of nights in the outdoors over the past 20 years. Read more >>
Backpacking, Baking, Bozeman, Montana
Deb Katz
And eating it too—in the backcountry.  Read more >>
Bear Trap Canyon is a spectacular drainage encompassing 6,000 acres in the Lee Metcalf Wilderness within the Madison Range. The Madison River, its headwaters in Yellowstone National Park, rages through the remote, roadless canyon for 9 miles, from Ennis Lake to the Madison River Bridge. Read more >>
Bozeman Creek Trail (aka, Sourdough) is an old logging road that parallels Bozeman Creek. The trail's proximity to town and easy grade make this a popular hiking, biking, and cross-country-skiing route. As an out-and-back, distance is up to you. Read more >>
Blackmore Lake Trail has many route options, but the hike begins near the northwest edge of Hyalite Reservoir. A dense pine forest and meadow surround this shallow lake, which lays beneath Mount Blackmore and Elephant Mountain. Read more >>
This popular mountain-biking trail in Gallatin National Forest has spectacular views of the valley. In 2015, the trail was rerouted; now, Corbly has a wider, more comfortable single-track that travels past forests, meadows, and creek crossings. Read more >>
Drinking Horse Mountain is the prominent hill across from the popular “M” trail at the mouth of Bridger Canyon. The trail meanders along the Fish Technology Center to a bridge over Bridger Creek, followed by the official trail arch. Read more >>
Located south of Bozeman past Hyalite Reservoir, Emerald Lake Trail follows the cascading East Fork of Hyalite Creek. The wooded trail has a mix of lodgepole pine, Engelmann spruce, and subalpine fir leading to Emerald Lake and Heather Lake. Read more >>
Fairy Lake is a gorgeous green lake in a forested bowl at the base of Sacagawea Peak. The trail loops around the perimeter of the lake for an easy 1.2 miles. This is a great place to have a picnic, fish, and swim. Read more >>
This hike has two routes. One follows an old double-track logging road, climbing steadily until the very end. The other is a steep singletrack that ties into the logging road about a half-mile below the peak. Read more >>
Mike England
Nothing motivates like a challenge—be it a grade-school dare, a first-ever marathon, or starting a new business. Read more >>
 Vasque Breeze III GTX
Mio Alt
My field-test of Read more >>
Just 30 miles from downtown Bozeman is an off-the-beaten-path hike at a historic Native American site. Trails start in open grasslands, then twist up to the top of the tall limestone cliffs. Read more >>
Passage Falls is the commonly-used name for Wallace Creek Trail in Gallatin National Forest, as well as a continuing trail system in Paradise Valley. The trail parallells Passage Creek and ends at the massive Passage waterfall. Read more >>
Mike England
Not only is it summertime, but it's also the Gallatin Valley Land Trust’s Summer Trails Challenge. Which means that every time you head out, you’re supporting GVLT—which in turn supports trail-building, trail-maintenance, and preservation of the scenic, wildlife-rich open land surrounding those... Read more >>
Windy Pass Trail, hiking, Bozeman
Robert Stone
Hiking the Windy Pass trail.  Read more >>
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