Surrounded by mountains on all sides and close to Yellowstone National Park, Bozeman, MT, is a natural gateway to all the outdoor activities you love most. The Museum of the Rockies features an extensive dinosaur fossil collection, and there are all sorts of hot springs resorts in the area that are great to visit. Skiing, hiking, fly-fishing, rafting, snowmobiling, and more activities are at your doorstep. Traveling in an RV rental in Bozeman is one of the best ways to get to everything, and you can avoid staying at hotels and just enjoy being on the road.
To optimize your search for a Bozeman RV rental on RVshare, it is good to know just what types of motorhomes are available. Class A RVs are the largest type of motorhome. They resemble a bus and average about 33 feet in length, although they can be up to 40 feet long. These RVs are often customized with many amenities. Class C motorhomes are slightly smaller and average around 28 feet in length. They typically have a sleeping area in the front and one in the back as well as a separate bathroom area.
Class B motorhomes are campervans, which are vans that also serve as campers. These vehicles have become quite popular in recent years, and many of them are uniquely outfitted. Towable trailers range in size, and the largest trailers are called fifth wheels because of how they are attached to the towing vehicle. Pop-up campers are the smallest type of RV, and they are foldable and get towed behind a truck or SUV. A pop-up camper rental in Bozeman is perfect for a small group.
There are many good campgrounds in and near Bozeman. If convenience is your priority, then staying at Yellowstone's Edge RV Park is a great choice. It is next to the Yellowstone River and has direct access to the river from the park. There are 85 RV sites, and the park is dog-friendly. There is a camp store and plenty of handcrafted silver and turquoise jewelry. The view is spectacular with mountains and the river providing the perfect backdrop for your stay in a camper rental in Bozeman.
The Rocky Mountain RV Park + Cabins is right outside the city of Gardiner, which is close to Bozeman. You can walk to the North Entrance of Yellowstone National Park, and it is also very close to the Yellowstone River. There are 80 RV sites, and you can enjoy a game of minigolf at the park. There is even a restaurant that serves breakfast.
Yellowstone National Park embodies the spirit of our national park system. It was the first national park in the US and was created in 1872 by President Grant. It contains half of the world's natural hydrothermal features that are actuated by the Yellowstone Caldera, an active volcano. Yellowstone Lake is one of the largest high-elevation lakes in North America. Visitors can enjoy watching Old Faithful and other geysers and take part in many outdoor activities. Watch wildlife such as bison, elk, moose, grizzly bears, wolves, and many other animals. The bison herd is the largest public bison herd in the US.
At some point in your travels around Bozeman, you may need to store your RV for a short time while you explore the area in a smaller vehicle. There are many RV storage facilities located near Bozeman, and they offer a secure and safe place to store your rental RV. Check out All Valley Storage Solutions, Four Corners Self Storage or Bozeman Self Storage.
You won't have to drive very far to find a dumpstation in Bozeman. Try the Town Pump locations at Baxter Lane, Norris Road and Cottonwood Road for convenient service.
The Museum of the Rockies, a Smithsonian affiliate, is a must-see attraction near Bozeman. You can view one of the most renowned dinosaur fossil collections in the world complete with a T. Rex skeleton. There are indoor and outdoor displays and also planetarium shows.
The Gallatin River Zipline, between Bozeman and Big Sky, is an exhilarating trip in the sky. The zipline takes you through limestone cliffs, over a river, and above pine forests. The course begins 55 feet in the air and has two lines that cross the Gallatin River.
There is plenty of collegiate fun and games in Montana. The University of Montana Grizzlies and the Montana State University Bobcats contain many different athletic teams for sporting competitions held year-round. While there are no major league franchises in Montana, there are plenty of minor league sports, such as baseball and hockey.
If you are in or near Bozeman in July, check out the Bite of Bozeman on Main Street in Downtown Bozeman to sample the offerings from over 40 area restaurants and food vendors.
I-90 runs directly through Bozeman east to west. State Highway 191 runs through the town north to south and connects Bozeman to Yellowstone National Park, passing through Big Sky on the way.