Fall Activities In Bozeman

Posted by Tamara Williams on Monday, September 30th, 2019 at 3:06pm.

Fall in Montana is truly magical!

The leaves change from a glorious green to deep burnt orange and vivacious yellow hues. The air is filled with a cool crisp freshness and our beautiful Bridger Mountains have a marvelous dusting of snow. Fall is a great time to be in Bozeman, whether you are looking for activities that take you outdoors or activities that keep you in the warmth of the indoors. Bozeman has something for you. 

We wanted to help you find fun this fall in Bozeman so we compiled a list of epic activities for you to try!

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

• Pumpkin Patches/Seasonal Farms/Hayrides/Apple Picking

Enjoy all things fall at any of these amazing locations! These farms offer fun fall activities like hayrides, apple picking, cider pressing, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, hay mazes and more!! Click on any of the below local farms to visit their website and see what all they have to offer for anyone in your network. Make it a group outing! 
Rocky Creek Farm/ Gallatin Valley Botanical U-pick apples and custom cider pressing!
Montana Corn Maze Test your internal compass with their 4.5 acre maze! 
Bozeman Maze Ever seen a 5,000 hay bale maze? {Literally 5,000 hay bales strategically placed into a maze!}

• BOBCAT FOOTBALL

Bozeman, MT is known as the home of MSU, so our town is abundant with college energy and school spirit, especially at the beginning of the school year. Between tailgating at Bobcat Stadium, theater performances, and Homecoming, you are bound to see college spirit fluttering all around. Be sure to keep your eye on MSU activities. The University is known for drawing in Authors, Scientists, and speakers from all over the world who bring inspiration to this modern cowboy town. 

• HIKING

Gallatin County is known for its incredible hikes, but there is a specific beauty that occurs during the Fall. The trees that were once emerald green are now turning fiery yellow, blazing orange and glistening gold. The air is filled with a crisp freshness that dances along your skin, while the cool temps keep you comfortable while you wander up the mountain trails. Visit our blog “Fall Hiking in Bozeman” for some incredible recommendations.

• HUNTING

Hunting is a common activity in Bozeman and it comes as no surprise that people travel far and wide to hunt in Gallatin County. Whether you are a bow hunter or you prefer a rifle, there are plenty of opportunities to fill your freezer here. Such game opportunities include deer, elk, antelope, mountain goats, moose, and more! Be sure to apply for and purchase the appropriate tag BEFORE you hit the thousands of beautiful "permitted" acres Montana has to offer! Additional information can be found at Montana Fish and Wildlife. 

• FISHING

Tourists flood the local rivers and streams during the summer fishing months, but many don’t stick around after fall. Once the temps start to cool down, the fish become more active as they fatten up for the colder approaching months. Stop into one of the numerous local fly shops and get the scoop on where and what these beautiful creatures are biting on! 

• HOT SPRINGS 

Located conveniently close to multiple hot springs, relaxation is only a short drive away! While the outside temperatures may drop drastically, all you have to do is head to one of the many hot springs near Bozeman (or in Bozeman) and you’ll be warm in no time. Regardless of which hot spring you settle on, jump in, sit back, and relax! 
The Bozeman Hot Springs
 
Norris Hot Springs

Chico Hot Springs 

Yellowstone Hot Springs 
Mammoth Hot Springs 

INDOOR ACTIVITIES

• RAPTOR FESTIVAL

Head to Bridger Bowl Ski Area between October 4th and 6th, 2019 for one of the coolest events this fall! The Bridger Raptor Festival is an annual event “dedicated to promoting an awareness and appreciation for the migration of raptors and other wildlife through the Northern Rockies." Gather together for hikes, displays, lectures, live bird presentations and more! CLICK HERE for additional information.

• MUSEUMS 

Whether you are in the mood to view one of the best collections of dinosaur fossils in the country, or searching for the history of the Gallatin County, these museums have you covered! 
Museum of the Rockies 
Gallatin History Museum
Children's Museum at the Montana Science Center 
Computer Museum  

• ESCAPE ROOMS 

Gather a group of friends, family, or co-workers and head to one of these amazing Escape Rooms to test your wits against the clock! Work together to solve the puzzle and accomplish your tasks before time runs out. 
Bozeman Breakout
Escape 406
Escape Room Montana 

• INDOOR SPORTS

Stay active and test your physical skills at any of these locations. Perfect activities for days you need to let out some energy but want to avoid the chilly weather.
Ice Skating/Hockey at Hayes Pavilion
JumpTime
Montana Sports Complex
Spire Indoor Climbing
Montana State Climbing Wall
Zero In 
Extreme Performance Archery

• RELAXATION
Stop by one of Bozeman's sensational Spas to decompress after a long workday.
Canyon River Spa 
Martelli Salon & Spa 
Sage Spa Living 
The Loft Spa 

If you are looking for something a little more, try one of the multiple sensory deprivation tanks! Whether you are recovering from an injury or you're in the need to ease symptoms of anxiety, these businesses are worth checking out! Climb inside a tank with warm water and over 1,200 lbs. of dissolved magnesium sulfate and let all your worries free. The Magnesium sulfate makes you 5x more buoyant than in seawater making your body float effortlessly. 

New Wave Float Therapy
Zero Gravity Floating 

Whatever activity you decide to do, we hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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