3 Hikes that Will Make Your Instagram Friends Jealous
Hiking is somewhat of a religion in Bozeman, Montana. Some do it for the exercise, others to find a place of solitude, many to grab the perfect instragram worthy photo, and some because well, that’s just what you do if you’re around this kind of beauty for long enough. Whatever reason you love the outdoors we put together the short list of top hikes you can find near Bozeman.
The “M” Trail
Shared by everyone and their dog The “M” Trail in Bozeman is a local favorite. Carved out by Montana State University Students years ago the “M” marks the universities’ presence in the picturesque Bridger Canyon. Views and vistas from every step make this one of the most beautiful hikes in Southwest Montana. Short enough to do before or after work but long enough to feel like you accomplished something, the 3 mile trek will bring you instagram worthy moments.
Drinking Horse Trail
Dusted with wildflowers throughout, Drinking Horse is a scenic 2.2 mile loop across the way from the The “M” trail. For moderate hikers this trek provides soaring views of Gallatin National Forest and Gallatin Valley. As with many trails in Bozeman, dogs are welcome. #DogGoals
Hyalite Creek Trail
Located south of Bozeman next to the beautiful hyalite reservoir this is Montana at its finest. Waterfalls, towering pines, and mammoth rock formations bring beauty in every step. The star of the show is located 10.5 miles up Hyalite Canyon; here you will find the glistening Hyalite Reservoir. A well maintained trail throughout is perfect for beginner, novice or advanced hikers.
3 'Must Try' Coffee Shops in Bozeman
Coffee is art and science. Or maybe, a science of the arts. From the perfect ratio of a pour over to depth of knowledge in roasting beans coffee is blowing up in Bozeman. After all, who doesn’t have a high appreciation for finely caffeinated works of art? Whether you’re a local or just passing through on a Montana Vacation here are 3 must try coffee spots in Bozeman, Montana.
Sola Cafe & Market
Inspired by their motto: “Food that feels Good” Sola Café offers up high quality eats and thoughtfully crafted coffee. You can never go wrong with a place that makes pastries and coffees from scratch every morning. This fun location has indoor and outdoor seating and is located on the corner of Kagy and 3rd. Plus, pick up some locally sourced ingredients from the marketplace on your way out the door, perfect for fresh salads or organic meals.
Rockford Coffee Roasters
Rockford Coffee Roasters is a local favorite that has been around for years. “Carefully sourced and consistently delicious” is part of their DNA and that means you can always expect a great cup of coffee. Make sure you have your cell phone ready for that perfect latte art photo. They have some of the best baristas in town, which means you’ll get a great tasting espresso creation along with a frothy heart on top.
Cold Smoke Coffeehouse
Quality espresso, produces quality flavors. Cold smoke takes pride in importing coffee from only the highest quality farms worldwide. They offer a wide range of single-origin coffees and custom blended espressos. This place knows coffee. And you can taste it in every cup. Cold Smoke jumped on the scene in 2011 when a couple of Bozeman natives decided to open a “different kind of coffee shop”. What makes Cold Smoke unique is their desire to build community. Its displayed in the architecture and functionality of their spaces. Large seating areas and community tables give way to locals and visitors alike sharing stories of their time in Montana.