Supporting Open Spaces

When visitor.us can help international visitors explore the US, and support our local community at the same time, it’s a massive win.

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February 3, 2021

When visitor.us can help international visitors explore the US, and support our local community at the same time, it’s a massive win.

I’ve been enjoying the snow lately, and one of my favorite trails around Bozeman is The Painted Hills Trail.  It’s part of a trail network called Main Street to the Mountains.

In the 1990’s, a Bozeman visionary named Chris Boyd imagined a network of trails linking downtown Bozeman  to the Gallatin National Forest (and Yellowstone National Park) south of town.  Public space preservation, as he saw it, is critical as the town develops.

The Gallatin Valley Land Trust grew out of this vision, and it now administers a network of over 80 miles of trails.  These trails are one of the reasons that makes Bozeman such a great place to live.

More than 27 years later, the Land Trust completed the final stretch of trail - the Painted Hills Trail, pictured above - linking Main Street to the Mountains.  Today, you can walk from Downtown Bozeman into Yellowstone National Park (about 70 miles) entirely on public trails / public land.  How cool is that?!

We love the Main Street to the Mountains trail system, which is why we’re proud to support the Gallatin Valley Land Trust with Montana’s charity plates program.

For an extra $20-40, vehicles registered in Montana can opt for a license plate that supports a local non-profit of your choice - proceeds go directly to the organization.

When we heard that Rob from New South Wales was planning on off-roading his way through the US and Canadian Rockies, we knew exactly what plate to get him…

What a rig!

There are literally dozens of charity plates available, supporting everything from local schools to trout habitat preservation.

If there’s a cause you’re passionate about, and would like to see if a charity plate that supports your cause is available, get in touch today!

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