Walking through the historic south side neighborhood of Bozeman on a leafy summer day

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City Walks: Bozeman Montana treadmill walking tour – South Side Neighborhood

I lived in Bozeman for several years while getting my masters degree. The city is a beautiful little community that has exploded over the last 20 years. I think it made it onto too many “Best of…” lists.

Emerson Cultural Center in Downtown Bozema, Montana in summer
The Emerson Cultural Center is a Bozeman anchor for the arts

Located in the Gallatin Valley, Bozeman has great trails, a university, and lots of restaurants and breweries. Outdoor recreation acts as its primary draw as well as housing prices much lower than on the coasts (edit: well, not anymore). I start this video walking tour on Pete’s Hill, go through downtown, past the Emerson Center, through the south side neighborhood, and up to Montana State University. Peets Hill has some amazing views of the surrounding town. Dog walkers, joggers, and just relaxing amblers enjoy the easy trail and social vibe of the trail. Located on the East end of town, it has a small parking lot or you can park on the street. You can also start out on Main Street by the

Mansion in summer foliage on a Bozeman city Walk live through the south side neighborhood
The South Side has a number of historic homes that we see on our city walk

If you like to travel from your living room or walk at home on a treadmill or exercise machine, this virtual walking trails for treadmill travel video is for you.

We end up at the MSU campus with lots of students walking around. Bozeman in summer is hard to beat. The ornamental trees, lawns, and bushes make for a much greener experience than you will find just outside of town.

The Bobcat statue on the MSU campus with Montana Hall in the background
The bobcat sculpture and Montana Hall on the MSU campus

More Walks Around Bozeman:
Walking Bozeman, MT South Side District
Bozeman, Montana – South Side Walking Tour
Bozeman, MT Walking Tour – Summer
Bozeman, Montana Virtual Halloween Walking Tour
Downtown Bozeman, MT Virtual Treadmill Workout
Bozeman, Montana Virtual Walking Tour
Bozeman, Montana – Sunny Winter Walk

From Wikipedia: Bozeman is the seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States. Located in southwest Montana, the 2010 census put Bozeman’s population at 37,280 and by 2016 the population rose to 45,250, and by 2020 it was at 53,293making it the fourth largest city in Montana. It is the principal city of the Bozeman, MT Micropolitan Statistical Area, consisting of all of Gallatin County with a population of 97,304. It is the largest Micropolitan Statistical Area in Montana and is the third largest of all of Montana’s statistical areas. The city is named after John M. Bozeman who established the Bozeman Trail and was a founder of the town in August 1864. The town became incorporated in April 1883 with a city council form of government and in January 1922 transitioned to its current city manager/city commission form of government. Bozeman was elected an All-America City in 2001 by the National Civic League. Bozeman is home to Montana State University. The local newspaper is the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, and the city is served by Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport.

Bozeman is located at an elevation of 4,820 feet or 1,470 meters. The Bridger Mountains are to the north-northeast, the Tobacco Root Mountains to the west-south-west, the Big Belt Mountains and Horseshoe Hills to the northwest, the Hyalite Peaks of the northern Gallatin Range to the south and the Spanish Peaks of the northern Madison Range to the south-southwest. Bozeman is east of the continental divide, and Interstate 90 passes through the city. It is 84 miles (135 km) east of Butte, 125 miles (201 km) west of Billings, and 93 miles (150 km) north of Yellowstone National Park. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 19.15 square miles (49.60 km2), of which, 19.12 square miles (49.52 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.

Bozeman experiences a dry continental climate . Bozeman and the surrounding area receives significantly higher rainfall than much of the central and eastern parts of the state, up to 24 inches or 610 millimeters of precipitation annually vs. the 8 to 12 inches (200 to 300 mm) common throughout much of Montana east of the Continental Divide. Bozeman has cold, snowy winters and relatively warm summers, though due to elevation, temperature changes from day to night can be significant. The highest temperature ever recorded in Bozeman was 105 °F (40.6 °C) on July 31, 1892. The lowest recorded temperature, −43 °F (−41.7 °C), occurred on February 8, 1936.

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