GVLT Community Events

Participating in a GVLT event is a great way to get involved and learn more about our work.  Whether you want to have fun with fellow trail-lovers or enjoy the beautiful open spaces we protect, there is an event for you. Join us!



February 19-26

Beginning Friday, February 19, tune in to GVLT’s social media pages and website for daily fun, fact-filled videos from our staff about what is happening on the trails and what you can look forward to this Summer. At the end of the week, we’ll share a video of Executive Director Chet Work announcing the 2021 Trail Partner Award. Just like every year, we rely on many of you to renew your annual support at this event. Since we can’t celebrate in person, anyone who gives $25 or more is entered to win great raffle prizes from Bozeman’s best outdoor companies.

Annual GVLT Events


Spring/Summer Discovery Walks

May – June

Looking for fun, outdoor activities for your kids this fall? Discovery Walks are for you! These one-hour, guided walks will help you discover the 80+ miles of trail on the Main Street to the Mountains trail system. Each walk takes place at a different trail or park, and features a different theme. Social distancing guidelines will be in place: masks are required and groups are limited to 15 people.

Summer Trails Challenge

June 5-27, 2021

Raising money for GVLT is simple! Log your miles on the trail to help match our Trails Challenge fund from local businesses. 1 mile=$1 to support GVLT’s work to expand the Main Street to the Mountains trail system.

National Trails Day

June 5, 2021

Want to get your hands dirty? Grab a shovel and volunteer for National Trails Day. Every year on the first Saturday in June, hundreds of community members join GVLT for a morning of work to maintain or build our community trails. This event is free and open to the public.


Find the Fairy Village on the Gallagator Trail

Summer 2021

Venture onto the trail with your crew and be transported into a magical fairy village. GVLT is partnering with new Children’s Theater Company Random Acts of Silliness to bring a little magic to the Gallatin Valley.

Trail Mix

February 19 – 26

Our annual supporter social is a fantastic opportunity to meet other trail-loving folk. Renew your annual gift or give what you can, enjoy a beer, and appetizers. Each year at Trail Mix we honor an individual with the Trail Partner of the Year Award.

Evening on the Land

Postponed to 2022

Our bi-annual outdoor gala is as unique as it is grand. Guests enjoy views from a tent on a beautiful piece of conserved land in the Gallatin Valley. The event includes a locally-sourced dinner and live auction featuring priceless Montana experiences. Dance the night away and celebrate our region’s wide, open spaces.

Conservation Easement Bus Tour

September 2021 – Tentative

Bozeman Pass is a critical corridor for some of our region’s most iconic wildlife. That’s why GVLT has been working for years to conserve properties with exceptional habitat in this area. See conservation in action as we walk the conserved Visscher property in Kelly Canyon and learn about the critters it protects.

NextGen Pedal Parade

September 2021

Gather your favorite homies for a celebration of an amazing summer on the trails! Spin around in costume on your decorated bike and go for a ride to try and hit all the designated trail stops around town for chances to win outstanding prizes. Food trucks and beer will await your return.

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