Bozeman Hot Springs
Bozeman, Montana is located in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, consisting of 18 million acres. Yellowstone National Park holds the planet's most diverse and intact collection of geothermal features, some 10,000 mudpots, fumaroles and hot springs and more than 200 active geysers. The state of Montana has 61 hot springs, with a dozen located in and around the Bozeman area. Bozeman Hot Springs, located 8 miles west of Bozeman, is a world famous natural hot springs offering one of the pleasing wonders that Mother Nature provides with a heavenly natural experience.
Located about 13 miles east of Bozeman, Montana in the Gallatin County along Interstate 90 / U.S. 191 is Bozeman Pass. Like the city, this pass was named after John Bozeman, who in 1863 to 1866 brought prospectors and emigrants through it northward from the Platte Valley route of the California-Oregon Trail to the Montana gold mines and settlements.
Bridger Canyon is a beautiful canyon leading to great opportunities of adventure in the Bridger Mountain Range of the Gallatin National Forest. The canyon is named after one of the great explorers of the early nineteenth century, Jim Bridger. Bridger scouted many of the trails and knew the mountains well. He was one of the first white men to explore the nation's and the world's first national park, Yellowstone.
Bridger Mountains were named after one of the first white men to explore Yellowstone National Park, Jim Bridger. The explorer scouted many of the trails and knew the mountains well. At the age of 17, Jim Bridger was the youngest member of the Upper Missouri Expedition, the beginning of a long and colorful career in the mountains. Bridger rose to the status of the quintessential mountain man, guiding many through the area.
An outstanding example of a natural feature that allowed Native Americans to stampede herds of bison over a precipice in order to secure the necessities of food, clothing, shelter, and tools. Interpretive displays help visitors understand the dramatic events that took place her for nearly 2,000 years.
Canyon Ferry Lake
Canyon Ferry Reservoir is about 50 miles downstream from where the Gallatin, Madison, and Jefferson Rivers join to form the Missouri River. Located near Helena, Montana, this lake covers 35,181 surface acres and 76 shoreline miles. Due to its size and location, Canyon Ferry is very popular and receives the most use of any lake in the state.