Custer-Gallatin National Forest

Custer Gallatin National Forest encompasses more than 3.1 million acres and offers a multitude of recreational opportunities all year round. 

Custer Gallatin Forest Plan Revision, Bozeman Mountain Biking, Montana Mountain Bike Alliance
Tucker, David
Mountain-bike advocacy in southwest Montana. Read more >>
Custer Gallatin National Forest Master Plan Revisison
Leuschen-Lonergan, Mariah
The Custer-Gallatin revision. Read more >>
ice climbing, winter, Outside Bozeman, Montana
Joe Josephson
Opening access to our backyard playground. Read more >>
winter, etiquette, Outside Bozeman, Montana
Urie, Wendi
Winter etiquette on public lands. Read more >>
Hilary Heisen
Keeping the road open for everyone. Read more >>
England, Mike
Google Earth is awesome, no doubt, and that fancy GPS of yours is not to be scoffed at—but there’s nothing quite like unfurling a map on the kitchen table and letting a world of adventure appear before you. Read more >>
Pogge, Drew
Some of the best things in life are hidden in plain sight, and Paradise Valley’s Tom Miner Basin is definitely one of them. There’s the petrified forest containing 50-million-year-old trees frozen in time. Read more >>
Albrecht, Patti
With no educational level, dollar amount, or age requirement necessary to begin, rockhounding—the collecting of rocks and minerals—is an enjoyable way for the whole family to spend time together. Read more >>
Knight, Phil
Montana is graced with jaw-dropping mountains aplenty. But you can’t have mountains without valleys—and Montana’s valleys are as stunning as they come. The Big Hole, the Ruby, the Flathead, the Centennial… but only one is called Paradise. Read more >>
Rogel, Christine
Walking through the Gallatin National Forest during a light snow in early spring, Mike Leahy scanned the ground for signs of elk. He hoped to find and follow a herd pushed into the mountains by an upscale housing development south of Bozeman. The houses stood on the hillside like hotels. Read more >>
Lange, Ted
There’s no trail fairy creating new trails around Bozeman, but with partnerships, fund-raising, hard work, and patience, wishes can come true. Read more >>
pierre, Michael
Over the past several years, my friend Ted Border and I attempted to climb all of the named peaks in the Hyalite range. After our successful ascent of Fridley Peak in July of 2005, we felt like we had accomplished our goal. Read more >>
Cey, Brian
The list of adjectives streaming through my mind was certainly more George Carlin than Hallmark as I hugged bare dirt and scree in the fetal position and dime-sized hail wailed my noggin at 10,000 feet. Read more >>
Knight, Phil
Hyalite… the Wild Rockies… land of frozen falls, bristling buttes, U-shaped valleys of glacial grace. We are headed deep into the heart of it, in search of solid, vertical water—also known as ice. Read more >>
Harrison, Melynda
In this economy, finding the money to take a vacation can be difficult. So we've found a couple of ways for you to have your cake and eat it too.Cheap Trip #1: Beaver Creek Cabin Read more >>
Maffly, Brian
National forest travel planning has become a flashpoint in our society’s cultural rifts, with both sides claiming the moral high ground. Piston-powered visitors take to the streets, waving the flags of Liberty and Freedom. Read more >>
Orem, Tina
There's nothing like living on the edge of the Gallatin National Forest. The air smells good, it's quiet, the birds chirp, and oh yeah, the whole thing is a giant ATM. Yep, the Gallatin National Forest is churning out at least $252 million a year. Read more >>
DeLeo, Victor
The United States Forest Service is currently deciding who can use the Gallatin National Forest, whether you travel with pedals, stirrups, or a clutch. Read more >>
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