Snowfill Recreation Area

Round Trip Mileage:





Parking lot off of McIlhatten Dr.


Trail can be icy in the winter. The trail is a gravel path so may also be muddy in fall and spring.


The trail includes benches throughout, vault toilet, and drinking fountain for dogs.

Dogs Allowed Off-leash:


It’s no secret that Bozemanites love their dogs. To give them more places to let their dogs run free, GVLT led the effort to create Snowfill as a designated off-leash park. We installed dog-proof fencing, a water pump for thirsty pups, and built two miles of trails that meander through the park’s 37 hillside acres. After it opened in 2008, Snowfill quickly become the most popular dog park in Bozeman -- though many people without dogs enjoy the hiking, sledding, and puppy-petting it has to offer. To accommodate its popularity, GVLT raised funds from grants, local businesses, and countless individual donors to increase the parking and install a much-needed vault toilet, which provides the only public restroom for miles. We have also helped the city manage dogs’ inevitable, ahem, side effects by installing waste stations at Snowfill and other points across the trail system.