Bozeman’s Dinosaur Playground and Outdoor Rock Climbing with Montana Alpine Guides
Another day to fall in LOVE with Montana.
This 7-day itinerary we mapped out with Yellowstone Country Montana helped us unplug and explore the region within AND beyond the park, through the diverse landscape for daily adventures and plenty of small town charm. If you’re considering a trip to the region they would be happy to send you a free travel packet by mail.
Day 7: Philly Family Explores Yellowstone Country Montana
We ventured downtown Bozeman for breakfast at The Nova Cafe. SO GOOD! Still adjusting to four walls after our glamping experience, we craved being outside so we decided to skip our visit to the Museum of the Rockies. (In hindsight this would have been great to do on our last morning before heading to the airport instead of the Montana Grizzly Encounter.) A quick google search provided the perfect solution: the Dinosaur Playground on the edge of Bozeman! The kids had so much fun on this playground, they were asking if we could stay in Montana for a few more days!
Our outdoor rock climbing adventure with Montana Alpine Guides was AMAZING. We met our guides at their Bozeman office, where they outfitted us with climbing shoes, helmets, and harnesses and we followed them by car to our climbing location, about a half hour away. By the time we parked it was POURING, but as we saw many times throughout this trip, we just gave Montana her 15 minutes and the weather changed dramatically. Our guides led us on a short 15 to 20 minute hike to our first climbing spot to set up. They setup and secured ropes to belay, went over some basics, and we were free to take turns and climb as much as we wanted for up to 4 hours.We had a small picnic, we climbed some more, and just when we had enough we heard distant thunder. It was a great experience.
On our walk back to the car, we shared how much we enjoyed the simple pleasure of driving around Montana. There was so much land to see! One of our guides recommended taking Pine Creek Road, “the long way” back to Bozeman and we enjoyed it SO much that we continued taking detours down three different Canyon Roads on the way back until everyone was HUNGRY for some pizza. This was such a great way to wrap up our adventure.