Bozeman, Montana is a 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. Day Hikes Around Bozeman, Montana has won awards from both the Northwest Outdoor Writers Association and the Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers and Photographers. Now in its fourth edition, the book includes 110 of the best day hikes in a straight-forward, hassle-free guide aimed to get you on the trails. These hikes explore the mountain ranges and valleys that converge around Bozeman, including the Bridgers, Gallatin Canyon, the Spanish Peaks, the Gallatin Range, and Paradise Valley. Many trails are located with the city itself, which boasts a thriving community trail system and an active liberal-arts college. The Gallatin National Forest, part of the greater Yellowstone ecosystem that stretches to Bozeman, spreads across 1.8-million acres and six mountain ranges around the city. 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. Companion guides include Day Hikes In Yellowstone National Park and Day Hikes In the Beartooth Mountains.
About the Author
Since 1991, Robert Stone has been writer, photographer, and publisher of Day Hike Books. He is a Los Angeles Times Best Selling Author and an award-winning journalist of the Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers and Photographers, the Outdoor Writers Association of California, the Northwest Outdoor Writers Association, and the Bay Area Travel Writers. Robert resides summers in the Rocky Mountains of Montana and winters on the California Central Coast.
Table of Contents
Each hike includes a summary, driving directions, hiking directions, and a map. (1) Introduction and master map of all hikes (2) West Bridger Mountains (3) East Bridger Mountains and Bangtail Mountains (4) Bozeman area, including "Main Street to the Mountains" trail system (5) Hyalite Canyon (6) Madison River (7) Gallatin Canyon (8) Yellowstone National Park from the Gallatin (9) Paradise Valley: Gallatin Range on the West Side (10) Paradise Valley: Absaroka Range on the East Side (11) Index