Camping

What's better than watching the sunset over an alpine lake from the opening in your tent? How about hot coffee in the morning on the bank of a trout-filled river? With mountains, lakes, rivers, fields, foothills, southwest Montana offers campers a lot of options. Whether you hike in or drive up (cheater), camping around Bozeman is hard to beat.

 

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Minus a few extreme eventualities – snow, swarms of skeeters, a hungry griz sniffing around the tent – backcountry camping in the summer is a good time no matter what gear you've got. But a few small comforts and conveniences can go a long way. Read more >>
Camping, Tent, Stars, Night
Tucker, David
Recreation's gateway drug. Read more >>
Outside Bozeman, Gear Reviews
Tucker, David
Gear for the 4th.This July 4, as you celebrate freedom and the rebellious nature of our forefathers, take a moment to consider some liberating gear options. The items listed here will definitely inject life and liberty into your pursuit of summer happiness.   Read more >>
MSR Papa Hubba NX, Montana Camping
Howlett, David
When my family outgrew our beloved Mutha Hubbard three-person tent, upgrading to MSR’s larger Papa Hubba NX four-person backpacking tent was an easy choice. Read more >>
Montana Camping, Car Camping Montana, Therm-a-Rest
the editors
Gear to get out. Read more >>
Petzl Tactikka+, Montana Camping
England, Mike
Headlamps are a dime a dozen these days, which is great—more competition means constant improvement and increasing options. My new favorite just happens to be from Petzl, the company that pioneered headlamp-development back in the ‘70s, making hands-free lights for cavers and mountaineers. Read more >>
Gerber Freescape
Tucker, David
Nothing is more essential than a good knife. It’s the ultimate tool and when you buy one, you can never imagine when and where you’ll need it. The applications are endless, and this winter, I’m using a Freescape folding knife from Gerber. Read more >>
Harris, Emily
Spring fever in Yellowstone ParkSpring camping in the Park. Read more >>
Mountain cabin, cabins, winter cabins
Phil Knight
Retreating to Forest Service getaways.  Read more >>
Montana Summer Camping, Brooks Range Drift 0, MSR Windboiler
Tucker, David
Summer's best. Read more >>
Bear, Montana, Camping
Jenny Sheets
And he's bound to keep you up all night. Read more >>
Fall Camping, Gallatin National Forest, Forest Service Cabins
Solomon, Morgan
Where and how to camp this season. Read more >>
Howlett, David
I had a pretty good idea of what I was looking for in a new cookset for my raft—it had to be compact, light, and it needed components to dish up meals for four people. The Pinnacle Camper integrated cooking and eating system from GSI Outdoors fits the bill perfectly. Read more >>
McCarthy, Daniel
Simon and Garfunkel. The Indigo Girls. Cheech and Chong. Any good duo can perform independently, but the combination is pure magic. The Mira 15F women’s down sleeping bag and NeoAir XLite air mattress from Therm-a-Rest are no exception. Read more >>
Canoe
Knight, Phil
Canoe camping made easy Read more >>
Click here for a map of all campgrounds in the Gallatin National Forest. Read more >>
Dehmer, Kurt
For the average outdoor enthusiast, winter can be a difficult time to squeeze in a fun-filled overnight or multiday adventure without freezing your buns off or breaking the family budget. Read more >>
Yellowstone River Camping, Montana Panoramic
Hergert, Craig
Fall camping trips to the river offer an opportunity for quiet reflection before the storms of winter. In the high country, snow begins to pile up, but down in the valley, the fire keeps us warm for one more night. Read more >>
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