Throughout the year, GVLT hosts events to bring together individuals who care about community trails and land conservation and raise funding to help continue our legacy.  We hope you will join us!

We are grateful for all of the event partners, business sponsors, and volunteers who help make our events possible!  Please contact us for more information or to get involved.

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Chamwiggly for Snowfill
Sunday July 19, 2015

Join us to raise money for improvements at Bozeman’s favorite off-leash dog park, Snowfill. The Chamwiggly is a hat contest for humans (and optional for pooches). Contest begins at 10:15am until 11:45am at Snowfill. Suggested $20 donation to participate. Prizes awarded to best hatted-human and/or bedazzled pooches. Winners announced at 11:45, no need to be present to win.

Members-Only: East Gallatin River Conservation Tour
Thursday July 23, 2015

Join fellow GVLT members for an exclusive tour of a privately conserved property on the East Gallatin River. You’ll learn about conservation efforts in the area, see stewardship and restoration projects on the property, and visit the historic Dry Creek School. Desserts and drinks will be served.  The event starts at 6:30pm.

Hosted by Tim Crawford at 1300 Dry Creek School Rd. Space is limited. Please RSVP to EJ Porth, or 406-587-8404 ext.8


Evening on the Land
Saturday, August 22, 2015 (Bi-Annual)

Experience the natural splendor of a privately conserved property and join GVLT as we celebrate our 25th anniversary and the importance of our open lands. This year’s event will be hosted by Mark and Nan Kehke on recently conserved land along the banks of the East Gallatin River. The night will feature a meal crafted with locally sourced ingredients by renowned chef, Daniel Wendell. Enjoy unique experiential  live auction packages, lively music, and dancing under the stars of the big sky.

Click here to purchase tickets for the 2015 event or to find more information on auction items and our event sponsors.


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25th Anniversary
Jan 1, 2015-Dec. 31, 2015

We’ve come a long way in 25 years! We’ll be celebrating trails and conservation accomplishments and the people who make our work possible throughout 2015. Stay tuned for events and announcements. We’re happy to be 25 years young and still kickin’. Thanks for your support!

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Trail Mix/Annual Meeting
October, 2015

For 20 years, our annual Trail Mix fundraiser has helped bring together individuals who care deeply about our Main Street to the Mountains community trail system. Join us in October as we celebrate the summer’s trail accomplishments and an insider peek at upcoming trail projects in 2016.

Make Tracks for Trails
February 2016

This all-day cross-country ski celebration includes ski clinics, competitions, kid’s activities, and fun for beginners and advanced skiers alike! The event is held at the Lindley Center, a convenient base camp situated in the middle of many groomed cross country ski trail loops.

Participants can:

  • Raise pledges (as an individual or as a 4 person team) from friends and family to compete with other skiers.
  • Or simply make a donation of $35 and enjoy a community and family ski day. Kids are free!

All attendees are encouraged to stick around for hot soup and beer at the awards ceremony and raffle giveaway. Join the fun and celebrate the wonderful Main Street to the Mountains trail system!

For more information, contact Laura Prindiville, or 406-587-8404 ext. 1.


National Trails Day
Saturday, June 4, 2016

Every year, GVLT and dozens of local volunteers join communities across the country to celebrate National Trails Day by helping to maintain the Main Street to the Mountains trail system. This year, we resurfaced some of the most heavily used parts of the Gallagator Trail.

Thanks to our 2015 Sponsors!



Bridger Ski Foundation
Dr. Tracy Fairbanks-Family Practice Associates
McDermott Financial
Spire Climbing Center
Thirsty Lake Solar
Thrivent Financial –  Kim Center
Yellowstone Traditions

Partners: Bozeman Public Library, City of Bozeman – Parks Division, Gallatin Art Crossing, Montana Conservation Corps


Longest Day of Trails
Saturday, June 20, 2015

Dawn-to-dusk bike rides highlight the Longest Day of Trails, an annual celebration of Bozeman’s extraordinary trail system co-sponsored by the GVLT and Gallatin Valley Bike Club. One of GVLT’s most important membership drives of the year, Longest Day of Trails took place on Saturday, June 20, 2015, and included guided bike rides for all ages and skill levels.

Thanks to our generous 2015 sponsors!