The seasons bring their own variety of things to do in the area

 

The region around Howlers Inn is filled with adventurous possibilities: fishing, hiking, horseback riding, skiing, mountain biking, Yellowstone National Park... you get the idea. We are located just about halfway between Bozeman and Livingston, two charming western towns with historic storefronts, wonderful restaurants, fun shops, and lots of activities.

 

Choose from the seasonal links below to help you find attractions and activities across the area during your visit, then plan your trip.

 

Summer and Fall

Winter and Spring

 

Summer Activities

 

Summertime at Howlers Inn is a season not to be missed. Our mild temperatures and seasonal rains give us a pastoral setting not expected for the region. Trophy fly fishing, hiking, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, kayaking, and mountain biking are some popular local pastimes.

 

The North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park is just over an hour away. Ghost towns, Lewis & Clark Caverns, and the Beartooth Highway make terrific day trips. Howlers Inn is just a few miles to a National Forest access where you can mountain bike, hike, or fish along Jackson Creek. Some guests choose to relax on one of our outdoor decks. We are happy to have you stick around during the day, and will do whatever we can to make your stay as relaxing as possible.

 

The links below will guide you to whatever suits your tastes.


Fly Fishing

 

Montana is known worldwide for its trophy fishing. There are many guides that work out of Bozeman or Livingston.

Montana Fly Fishing Guides
The River's Edge
Montana Troutfitters

Horseback Rides

 

There are a number of horseback riding outfitters in the Paradise Valley and Gallatin Canyon areas.

The Chico Horse Barn
Yellowstone Raft Company
Montana Whitewater

Rafting / Kayaking / Tubing / Ziplines

 

If you are up for a wet and wild adventure, try whitewater rafting. Early summer has fast moving water on the larger rivers, and late summer has very technical rafting as the water level drops and exposes obstacles.

Paradise Adventure Company
Yellowstone Raft Company
Montana Whitewater

Wildlife and Nature Tours

 

While our wolves are the main attraction for coming to Howlers Inn, there's other wildlife to see in the area. A guided tour may be just the thing for you.

Yellowstone Safari
The Wild Side
Yellowstone Year Round Safaris
Yellowstone Guidelines
Safari Yellowstone
Yellowstone Association Institute

Other Activities

 

Southwest Montana offers much to see during the summer months. Here are some of the attractions around the area.

Yellowstone National Park
Lewis & Clark Caverns
Museum of the Rockies
Chico Hot Springs Resort
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Montana Grizzly Encounter (just 5 minutes fron the Inn)
Crosscut Mountain Sports Center (trails open for hiking)
Sweet Pea Festival of the Arts
HatchFest Film Festival

Winter Activities

 

Winter marks a downturn in Montana tourism. The hardy few that make the trek are rewarded with a variety of winter activities.

 

This wonderful season offers ice climbing, wildlife tours, snowmobiling, dog sledding, and skiing. For great downhill skiing, Bridger Bowl is just 15 minutes away, or drive to Big Sky Resort. If x-country skiing or snow shoeing is more up your alley, Crosscut Mountain Sports Center is just 15 minutes from Howlers Inn with 25 km of groomed trails.

 

Our wolves also prepare for the winter as they put on extra weight and fur to compensate for the cold. We refer to the change as putting on their "winter regalia."

 

Click on the links below and see the different winter activities available to you.


Skiing / Snowshoeing

 

The most popular wintertime activities in our area is skiing and snowboarding at one our many ski hills. Our snow can be very dry and fluffy, and you can ski the cold smoke. Our x-country resorts have miles of groomed trails with amazing mountain beauty.

Bridger Bowl
Crosscut Mountain Sports Center
Big Sky Resort
Lone Mountain Ranch
Yellowstone Guidelines

Dogsledding / Sleigh Rides

 

Have you ever longed to hitch up a team of canines to a sled and go for a gliding ride across the snow covered landscape? You can do that here as the sport of dogsledding has become popular.

Yellowstone Dog Sled Adventures
Spirit of the North
320 Ranch
Lone Mountain Ranch
Montana Dinner Yurt

Wildlife and Nature Tours

 

A wildlife expedition can be very rewarding. Wildlife in the area tends to be a little more active, and have retreated to the lower elevations where you are more likely to see them.

Yellowstone Safari
The Wild Side
Yellowstone Guidelines
Safari Yellowstone
Yellowstone Association Institute

Snowmobiling / Snow Coach

 

Snowmobiling is a motor sport enjoyed by thousands in Montana. Our area has miles of maintained trails that you can zip along on. If you don't want to drive, ride a snow coach to Old Faithful.

Yellowstone Year Round Safaris
Safari Yellowstone
Backcountry Adventures
Yellowstone Alpen Guides

Ice Climbing

 

The Hyalite Canyon area just south of Bozeman has some of the best ice climbs and consistent routes anywhere. This is an exhilirating activity that experienced climbers can enjoy.

Montana Alpine Guides

Other Activities

 

While outdoor activities may occupy the bulk of your time, there is much to do in Bozeman if you want a day out of the cold.

Museum of the Rockies
Chico Hot Springs Resort
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Montana Grizzly Encounter (5 minutes fron the Inn)