Discovery Walks

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. Please see how to register below.


October - November, weather permitting


Trails throughout the Main Street to the Mountains trail system in Bozeman


9 a.m.




GVLT Walks with MOSS take place each Monday from October 5th to November 23rd. While we will be outside and physically-distanced, we still ask you to bring a mask and wear it upon arrival. Group size is limited to 15 participants, so please register (free of charge) here! If the weather gets too bad, we will cancel and notify you via email. For questions, please contact MOSS Program Director, Britney Gitch, at

We hope to see you on the trail!

Thank you to the City of Bozeman Parks and Recreation Department and our many nonprofit partners and volunteers for making this program possible.

Discovery Walk Schedule:

October 5: Wonderful Water 9:00 a.m. at Sourdough Trail
October 12: Sensational Senses 9:00 a.m. at Bozeman Pond
October 19: Birding Basics 9:00 a.m. at Cherry River
October 26: Rock Hounds 9:00 a.m. at The “M”
November 2: Habitat Hunters 9:00 a.m. at Drinking Horse
November 9: Trail Tracking 9:00 a.m. at Glen Lake Rotary
November 16: Adaptation Nation 9:00 a.m. at Story Mill Park
November 23: Snow Science 9:00 a.m. at Regional Park

Walk Descriptions:

Wonderful Water: Everybody needs water! Come discover what a healthy river needs and the
workings of the water cycle.

Sensational Senses: Scientists always need to use their senses, so let’s practice honing in on
ours! Enjoy a familiar place from a new perspective and discover where to search for unique
and exciting treasures!

Birding Basics: Grab some binoculars to discover the amazing birds in your own backyard! Do
you notice how different their feet are? Why are their feathers shaped that way? Let’s find out!

Rock Hounds: Explore the geologically-rich Bridger Mountains while learning about different
kinds of rocks and fossils! How are they formed and where can you find them?

Habitat Hunters: Look high and low for signs of a home! Discover what wild animals love to
have in their habitats and build one of your own!

Trail Tracking: What types of creatures have been here before us? Get ready to put your
detective skills to work while we discover what some of our area’s most popular wildlife have
been up to while we were away. Search for tracks, scat, and fur as clues!

Adaptation Nation: Why do beavers have extra long front teeth? How do some animals survive
Montana’s harsh winter? Find out as we discover the incredible adaptations of animals and

Snow Science: Get the story of snow and ice and the science behind the winter season by
investigating the winter world on a pair of MOSS snowshoes! Take a closer look at snow crystals
to discover their unique designs!

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