Experience countless adventures every season at Gallatin River Lodge.

We are your perfect home base for exploring beautiful Bozeman and Southwest Montana.

Add another character to your storyline by trying something new, or stay cozy and comfortable at the lodge, knowing what happens when you turn the page. The choice is yours and the options are endless. The lodge is surrounded by majestic mountains and wild rivers while located only 20 minutes from downtown Bozeman and 10 minutes from the airport.

Fall comes and goes quickly turning the landscapes golden before the glorious snow flies. Below are some fun autumn things to do and winter activities! Of course, skiing is always top of mind when travelers think of Southwest Montana, but there is so much more. Did you know that Southwest Montana has 320 days of sunshine per year? Come for the sunshine!

  1. Hiking and Biking. Take in the fall colors and fresh crisp air on the network of trails in the area. Visit Bozeman recommend these Ten Best Hikes in Bozeman. Another great family-friendly way to explore is to ride, run, or walk The Path to the M. This 2.1-mile route is easy access from the town of Bozeman to public lands and provides connectivity to the following: Story Mill Community Park, Depot Park, Story Mill Spur Trail, Glen Lake Rotary Park, Cherry River, and the entire north side of Bozeman.
  2. Visit a Corn or Hay Maze. The Bozeman Maze creates a new maze out of hay bales each year, providing entertainment for the whole family, including live music. The Montana Corn Maze covers just over 6 acres and offers three different levels of challenges.
  3. Montana Hot Springs are a must! Relax and rejuvenate in natural hot springs at Bozeman Hot Springs with 12 different pools, the historic and authentic Chico Hot Springs, the fun Norris Hot Springs, or Yellowstone Hot Springs.
  4. Scenic Leaf Peeping Drives. See the breathtaking Hyalite Canyon Recreation Area and Reservoir, drive to the Spanish Creek Trailhead through Ted Turner’s 100,000+ acre bison ranch, or take an easy drive to visit Downtown Bozeman and enjoy the Bozeman Farmers’ Market, local coffee shop, or brewery.
  5. Fly-Fish. Southwest Montana offers one of the world’s highest concentrations of blue-ribbon fisheries. Gallatin River Lodge provides private access to the Gallatin River within five minutes of the lodge, and the iconic Yellowstone and Madison Rivers are less than an hour away. The Jefferson and Missouri Rivers, private spring creeks, and alpine lakes are additional options – so the greatest challenge will be deciding where to go. We are here to help you make that decision!
  6. Snowshoeing. A different kind of crunch once the snow flies. Snowshoeing is another way to enjoy the big Montana sky and incredible views without previous experience. Here are 5 Places To Go Snowshoeing, including the difficulty levels.
  • 7. Get picked up by a Helicopter at Gallatin River Lodge for a new and different perspective. Photograph main attractions in Yellowstone, take in the Teton Range or fly over the mountains surrounding Bozeman and Big Sky. A truly unforgettable time!
  • 8. Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks are spectacular and offer very different experiences. Snowmobile, cross-country ski, snowshoe, see wildlife and incredible winter views, or take a magical snow-coach tour! *Make sure to check the National Park websites for weather conditions and road closures before traveling.
  • 9. Ice-Skating. There are many well-groomed and easily accessible ice skating rinks in the area. Slide, spin, and have fun on the ice!
  • 10. Stay Hygge. Fall and winter offer an excellent opportunity to slow down and delight in the season’s beauty. Gallatin River Lodge offers everything you need right here. Our vibrant lodge and dining room with picturesque views over the pasture and river treeline, trout pond, and Spanish Peak mountains will fill your memory book. Sit by the bonfire, watch the big sky stars twinkle, and start your next chapter.

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