Montana State University
Montana and Bozeman
Visit the official Montana State Web site. Montana is the fourth largest state in
the Union, and yet one of the least populated. The State boasts a wide variety of
natural scenery from the Rocky Mountains, to the Great Plains, to the breaks of the
Missouri River, and more. Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park, thousands
of acres of National Forests and Wilderness Areas, blue-ribbon trout streams, and
unlimited recreational opportunities entice visitors from around the world.
- Bozeman Chamber of Commerce.
The link provides a wealth of information about Bozeman and the surrounding area.
- Prospera Business Network.
Bozeman is growing rapidly and has attracted a number of medium and small high-tech
companies that hire CS graduates, take current students on as interns, and offer the
potential for collaboration with faculty.
- The Bozeman Daily Chronicle. The local newspaper.
- Bridger Bowl.
Bridger Bowl is a first class ski area just 17 miles from the Bozeman city center.
MSU employees can obtain discounted tickets.
- Big Sky Resort.
Big Sky Resort, about 60 miles from Bozeman, is a world class destination winter and
summer resort with outstanding winter skiing. MSU employees can obtain discounted
- Crosscut Mountain Sports Center.
Nestled on the lower slopes of the Bridger Mountains, just below Bridger Bowl, is
a Nordic ski area popular with locals. MSU employees can obtain discounted tickets.
- Lone Mountain Ranch.
Just off the road to the north on the way up the slopes to Lone Mountain and the ski
slopes of Big Sky Resort is a renowned Nordic ski area managed by Lone Mountain Resort.
- Yellowstone National Park.
The north entrance of Yellowstone National Park in Gardiner, Montana, and the west
entrance at West Yellowstone, Montana, are both about 90 miles from Bozeman. A drive
through the park or a short hike or cross-country ski excursion inside the park boundaries
are easily done in a single day.
- Glacier National Park.
A bit farther to the northwest, but still within an easy day's drive, is one of the
most scenic national parks in the United States. Glacier National Park is a favorite
National Forest and Wilderness
- Gallatin National Forest.
The Gallatin National Forest surrounds Bozeman and offers virtually every kind of
forest and backcountry experience, from comfortable tent or trailer camping, to simple
half-day hikes, to week-long backpacking and horseback treks. High mountain lakes
and streams are both scenic and fishable. Many entries to the Gallatin Forest are
just a few minutes from Bozeman by car or bicycle.
- Beartooth Wilderness.
The Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness ranks as perhaps the favorite backpacking destination
in Montana. Situated at the northeast corner of Yellowstone National Park, it is home
to Granite Peak, the highest mountain in Montana, and boasts hundreds of high-mountain
lakes spread through the meadows and peaks of a stunning landscape that is mostly