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Four Corners, Montana

Four Corners is a small, census-designated place in Montana’s Gallatin County. It is very close to Bozeman, and according to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 10.3 square miles and a population not much over the 5,000 mark.

Life in Four Corners is highly-rated and residents enjoy a combination of the suburban and the rural. Many families and young professionals live in Four Corners these days, but it is not without its share of unique historical markers and structures that attract visitors.

Four Corners is the kind of small and charming Montana town that frequently has events scheduled with a wide appeal. Even when the renowned local fair is not around there are plenty of other appealing things to do in the area, whether related to food, outdoor recreation, or some historic or cultural pursuit.

The area contains a decent number of nice, local county parks, and it has some great recreational areas.

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Main Scenic, Cultural, Historic, and Outdoor Attractions

This entire region is a highly walkable area and very walker-friendly for those who prefer finding their way around on foot. If you would rather bike or cycle you’ll be equally enthralled by the choice of scenic areas to check out.

When you’ve had enough outdoor pursuits there are museums, exhibitions, and a theater with some scenic winding paths within its vicinity, and other historic aspects to be explored.

Bozeman Pond

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This area of Bozeman features a fishing pond and has various picnic areas, a playground, sports facilities, restrooms & a few other amenities. You can also find one of Bozeman’s Boulders here too.

Glen Lake Rotary Park

This is a more than 80-acre park up on the northern end of the town. There is a beautiful hotel nearby, as well as a beach as well, which can have more than a hundred people on it during busy times. Some nice views of the mountains are to be had, along with shelters and picnic tables.

This park is a great place to enjoy the outdoors, and the pond is ideal for swimming, SUP, kayaking, fishing and just hanging out on the beach in the warmer months.

It’s not difficult to see why this place attracts so many people as there are hiking trails and even a brewery across the way.

There are volleyball areas, the parking lot is a decent size, and the park is a great place to enjoy time outside.

Brick Breeden Fieldhouse

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The Brick Breeden Fieldhouse is just one of those places in a community that holds a special place in the hearts of those around it.

In 1956, Montana State University’s Brick Breeden Fieldhouse opened as what was considered at the time the premier college basketball and all-purpose facility in the Northwest region of Montana.

The Fieldhouse is the central hub for Montana State Athletics, but possibly even more so it has increasingly been home to a variety of events ranging from local activities to big-time concerts.

Lindley Historic District

The Lindley Place Historic District is separated from Bogert Park by Bozeman Creek, and the neighborhood developed in two phases sometime in the last two decades of the 19th century.

A former lumber mill area, it boomed economically after the arrival of the Northern Pacific Railway in 1883. Bozeman pioneers Joseph Lindley and John Guy constructed a lumber mill at the intersection, and what are today the oldest houses in the district were constructed for mill workers in the “shotgun” style.

At the same time, Lindley focused on other residential development. The styles and construction used for the houses stand today as historic testimony to a specific architectural style.

Some alterations and restorations have taken place over the years but the architectural styles on display in this area are worth checking out.

The Lindley Place Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986, and it has been voted one of the ‘Best Historic Districts to live in’, in terms of its proximity to Bozeman’s commercial area and the fact that it still carries a distinctively residential setting.

Gallatin History Museum

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This is a small museum but it does have lots of interesting history and exhibits. Most of it is related to the settlers, the jail prisoners, and a famous jailbreak–this is an old jail from the founding days of Bozeman. It is no longer used as such but contains various historic exhibits.

Short films are often on display in the small cinema, and maps and brochures are available from the staff. If you are in town you may find it worth stopping by this small but unique museum, which is a nice easy walk from near downtown.

Recreation Activities

Hiking:

Valley Center Trail is an easy trail in terms of steepness on a route northwest of Bozeman also used for biking, and even skating in winter. The surface of the 4.5-mile trail is largely asphalt, and it starts out in Bozeman at the E Valley Center Spur, finishing up at Jackrabbit Lane (#85) in Cowan.

The trail is a straight east-west route along the roadway, with the western half encompassing farm fields with distant mountains and becoming more residential as it heads east.

Camping:

Four Corners is a great camping destination for everyone. There are tons of nearby hikes, adventurous activities, and sights to see in and around the Bozeman region.

Bozeman Hot Springs Campground and RV is one option for tent and RV camping, as are both the Bozeman Trail Campground and the Bear Canyon Campground.

For RV camping try the Gallatin County Fairgrounds Campground or the Hyalite Reservoir Dam Campground

Fishing

Four Corners is a day-use, state fishing access site located on the Gallatin River. Fishing and boating are possible, and access to a boat ramp for carry-in launching is available.

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