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See why Montana is the vacation destination for people of all ages. Besides a wealth of outside activities including hiking, golf, horseback riding, fly fishing, skiing, hunting, and biking, Bozeman is home to Montana State University and the Museum of The Rockies. Other nearby attractions include Yellowstone National Park and Big Sky Ski Area.
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Downhill Skiing 
Cross Country Skiing 
Bird Watching
Horseback Riding and Outfitters 
Sled Dog Rides
Whitewater Rafting
Equipment Rentals
 More Things To Do


Downhill Skiing

SkiingBridger Bowl Ski Area
15796 Bridger Canyon Road, Bozeman, MT 59715 (406) 586-1518 or (800) 223-9609
A world class ski area located approximately 1/2 mile from the Silver Forest Inn Bed and Breakfast. Awesome skiing and snowboarding can be experienced here where annual snowfall averages over 300" per year.

Riding the ChairliftBig Sky Resort
P O Box 160001, Big Sky, MT (406)995-5000 or (800) 548-4486
Over 3500 acres of downhill skiing and snowboarding trails encompassing terrain for all levels of skiers.




Cross Country Skiing

Bohart Ranch Ski Center
16621 Bridger Canyon Road, Bozeman, MT 59715 (406) 586-9070
Located about 5 minutes from the Silver Forest Inn. 30 km groomed and tracked trails on private and Forest Service lands. Available are ski rentals, ski school, biathlon range, warming cabin and snacks.

Lone Mountain Ranch
P O Box 160069, Big Sky, MT (406) 995-4644 or (800) 514-4644
This center has 75 km of groomed trails for cross country skiing. They also offer snowshoe trails and dinner sleighride rides.




SnowmobilingAlpine West Snowmobile Rental
P O Box 1045, West Yellowstone, MT 59758 (800) 858-9224 or (406) 646-7633
A full line of snowmobiles is available for your Yellowstone visit.

Rendezvous Snowmobile Rentals
415 Yellowstone Avenue, West Yellowstone, MT 59758 (800) 426-7669
Available rentals include clothing for both children and adults, new Polaris snowmobiles every year and a complete orientation for each rental. See Yellowstone by snowmobile and visit Old Faithful in the winter. For more information

Two Top Snowmobile
P O Box 798, West Yellowstone, MT 59758 (800) 522-7802
Family owned and operated business offering Polaris snowmobile rentals for your Yellowstone adventure. See wildlife in its natural habitat on either a guided or unguided tour.




Heartbreak HillBangtail Bikes

508 W. Main St., Bozeman, MT
(406) 587-4905
Rent mountain or road bikes for riding in some of the most magnificent scenery you can imagine. 

Blue Moon Bikes
200 Mountain Brook Rd, Livingston, MT (877) 404-6476
Bike rentals and self-guided bicycling tours throughout the area and down the Yellowstone River are our specialty.



Fishing/Ice Fishing

FlyfishingGreater Yellowstone Flyfishers
31 Spanish Peak Drive, Bozeman, MT 59718
(406) 585-5321
At Greater Yellowstone Flyfishers we believe in customer service and satisfaction. We have the finest in fly fishing equipment, the largest and most complete fly selection in Montana and a very extensive fly tying department. Our services include half and full day walk/wade and float trips on the Gallatin, Madison and Yellowstone rivers, plus local spring creeks and private waters. Day trips and backcountry pack trips in Yellowstone National Park are also available. Our guides have over 10 years experience in all levels of fishing.

Montana Troutfitters
1716 West Main, Bozeman, MT 59715 (406) 587-4707
Experience fly fishing at its best with Bozeman's oldest fly fishing shop. They offer a complete selection of high qualify fly fishing tackle and have the area's largest selection of custom, hand-tied trout flies. Montana Troutfitters provides the most knowledgeable and experienced guide staff in Southwest Montana. A variety of fly fishing instruction and schools are available throughout the season. Try ice fishing in the winter months for a new experience.

The River's Edge
2012 N. 7th Ave., Bozeman, MT (406) 586-5373
The River’s Edge is a leader in offering the best of Montana’s outdoor experiences, float trips down the Yellowstone River, advice, the best equipment and rentals.

Sea and Stream Outfitters
Big Sky, MT (941) 697-9966
Float trips and walk/wade fishing trips are offered. Whether you are a novice or an experienced fly fisherman, there is a trout for you in the rivers of southwestern Montana.




Whitewater Rafting

Beartrap CanyonMontana Whitewater
P O Box 1552, Bozeman, MT 59771 (800) 799-4465
Western hospitality is what you'll receive from our company and from each of our guides. Whether you are looking for a one day adventure or the expedition of a lifetime, we make sure you get the most out of your river experience. From Montana's snowy peaks and the Yellowstone Plateau flow our nation's most pristine waters. North of Yellowstone National Park, these waters converge and flow through spectacular valleys and canyons. This is where you will find Montana Whitewater and great whitewater rafting. We offer whitewater raft, canoe and kayak adventures for full or half days. Wetsuit and booties, taxes and fees included with all trips.

Wild West Whitewater Rafting
Gardiner, Montana (800) 862-0557
Join our experienced river guides for a trip down Montana's most famous river, the Yellowstone. We offer an exciting white water excursion as well as a non-white water scenic trip on gentle waters. We offer full day and part day trips. Wildlife is often seen along the banks and eagles frequent the skies.

Flying Pig River Rafting
Gardiner, Montana (866) 807-0744
Yellowstone river rafting and much more.





GolfBridger Creek Golf Course
2710 McIlhattan, Bozeman, MT 59715 (406) 586-2333
Located on Bridger Creek just outside Bozeman and about 10 minutes from the Silver Forest Inn. Golf Digest calls Bridger Creek one of the ten best courses you can play in Montana.

Big Sky Golf Course
P O Box 160001, Big Sky, MT (406) 995-5780 or (800) 548-4486
This course is an Arnold Palmer designed 18 hole course offering magnificent views and occasional wildlife sightings.

Cottonwood Hills Golf Course
8955 River Road, Bozeman, MT 59715 (406) 587-1118
One of Bozeman's championship 18 hole golf course plus 9 hole executive par 3. Driving range, discount pro shop, club repair, club & golf cart rentals. Golf instructions by PGA member Bill Larson.



Bird Watching

There are many opportunities to see birds of all kinds from bald eagles and great horned owls to hawks, sand hill cranes, and scores of others.  Come for the Bridger Raptor Fest each fall. Grab your binoculars and hike around the inn and Bozeman. Or just sit in the Great Room and see hummingbirds, bluebirds, hawks, magpies, cranes, and dozens of fascinating species.  Participate in one of the many birdwatching field trips  available throughout the Bridger Mountains and the Gallatin Valley.



Sacajawea Audubon Society
The mission of the Sacajawea Audubon Society is to build on an interest in birds to promote the conservation of our natural environment through enjoyment, education and action. The organization sponsors several field trips throughout the year.  Check their website for upcoming events



Montana Raptor Conservation Center
Southwest Montana hosts one of the largest migrations of golden eagles in the world. Children and adults alike enjoy the awesome Bridger Raptor Fest in the fall and several other events throughout the year.  





Horseback Riding and Outfitters

Horseback RidingBroken Heart Ranch
Hwy 191 S of Gallatin Gateway, Bozeman, MT (406) 763-4279
Located in Gallatin Gateway about 30 minutes from the Silver Forest Inn.

Bear Paw Outfitters
136 Deep Creek Road, Livingston, MT 59047 (406) 222-6642
Enjoy the scenic backcountry of Yellowstone National Park and the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness from the back of one of our gentle mountain horses or mules. Located in beautiful Paradise Valley approximately 30 miles from the Silver Forest Inn.

Bridger Outfitters
15100 Rocky Mountain Road, Belgrade, MT 59714 (406)388-4463
Bridger Outfitters will customize your trip. We can set up working cattle in the mountains, taking the family on a private ride up to the best streams and lakes for native cutthroat, brown and rainbow trout, and big game hunting trips.

Jake's Horses and Outfitting
3 miles south of Big Sky on HWY 191, Doe Creek Road, Big Sky MT. 59716 1-800-352-5956
Full time professional outfitters. Open year ‘round. Hourly rides, Yellowstone Park Pack Trips, and big game hunts – gun, bow or camera.



Sled Dog Rides

Dog SleddingSpirit of the North Sled Dog Adventures
P O Box 1321, Ennis, MT 59729 (406) 995-3424
Glide through a winter wonderland of majestic mountains with a team of beautiful huskies pulling you down the trail. Located about 1.5 hours from the Silver Forest Inn.

Absaroka Dogsled Treks
P O Box 134, Pray, MT 59065 (406) 222-4645 or (800) 468-9232
Experience the thrill of mushing your own team of working sled dogs on a snow covered trail nestled in the Absaroka Mountains. 2 Hour, Half day and Full day trips available.



Equipment Rentals

Big Boys Toys
28670 Norris Rd, Bozeman, MT 59715 (406)587-4747
We rent snowmobiles, canoes, rafts, inner tubes, sail boats, drift boats. Big Boys Toys is located west of Bozeman 1/8 mile west of 4 Corners.



More Things To Do

Bridger Kulinary Centre
7540 Pioneer Way, Bozeman, MT 59718. 406-582-1001 Join our local chefs for a morning or evening of tantalizing classes. Class schedules available online.

2304 North 7th Avenue, Suite B, Bozeman, MT 59715 (406)582-1288
The national museum of history, science, technology, computers and the Internet. Thousands of artifacts covering the story of writing, mathematics, physics, electricity, Lewis & Clark, the telephone, telegraph, Pony Express, antique office appliances, typewriters, slide rules, furniture, cash registers, adding machines.

Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center
West Yellowstone, MT (406) 646-7001
Within 1 1/2 hours drive of the Silver Forest Inn. This facility features grizzly bears and wolves in naturalistic habitats. Staff naturalists, interactive exhibits, presentations, special tours, kids programs and limitless photo opportunities enhance this wildlife experience.

Hundreds of miles of scenic mountain hiking trails can be found throughout the state and within steps of the Silver Forest Inn. Day hike books and maps are available from the Innkeepers.

Museum of the Rockies
600 W. Kagy Blvd, Bozeman, MT (406) 994-3466
There are millions of stories under the Big Sky and the Museum of the Rockies tells them to the world. Come to explore the vast landforms of the Northern Rockies and the wrenching forces that have shaped them. Experience the planetarium shows, laser shows, new exhibits, family programs and much more. Learn to understand the diverse creatures who have inhabited this vast and intensely beautiful place...dinosaurs...native peoples...explorers like Lewis and Clark...pioneers and homesteaders.

Place Creek Airways
Bozeman, MT 406-580-6269
Scenic biplane flights over the beautiful Gallatin valley. Fly high in a beautifully restored 1929 Waco Taperwing. Flights 20 minutes to 2 hours flown by retired airline Captain Dennis Guentzel. Call Place Creek Airways directly or call the Inn to reserve a time.

Yellowstone IMAX Theatre
101 S Canyon St, West Yellowstone, MT (406) 646-4100 Experience Yellowstone on our six story screen with 12,000 watts of digital surround sound. IMAX is the largest motion picture system in the world. Next to the West Entrance of Yellowstone National Park. Call for showtimes.

Yellowstone National Park (307) 344-7381
West Yellowstone Entrance (1.5 hrs from Silver Forest Inn) North Entrance (1.0 hrs from Silver Forest Inn) Yellowstone is the world's first national park. Established in 1872, its 2.2 million acres include spectacular alpine lakes and rivers, as well as the geysers, mud caldrons and bubbling paint pots of worldwide fame. Home to a rich variety of wildlife including elk, bison, ears and the reintroduced wolves. Watch for eagles, falcons and trumpeter swans among the 311 bird species that live here. Opens mid-April and closes early November to vehicles except the North Entrance and the road between Gardiner, MT through the Northeast Entrance to Cooke City, MT which is open to wheeled vehicles year round.



Silver Forest Inn 15325 Bridger Canyon Road, Bozeman, Montana 59715