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15 U.S. cities for outdoor enthusiasts

By: Bryan Nelson on Oct. 18, 2010, 12:30 p.m.
Bozeman, Montana

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Bozeman, Mont.

With a picturesque setting surrounded by the stunning national forests of Gallatin and Beaverhead-Deerlodge, Bozeman is a prized secret of outdoors enthusiasts nationwide.

It's also only a short drive from Yellowstone National Park and everything else the breathtaking state of Montana offers. Before the West was "won", the Bozeman area was known as the Valley of the Flowers by the Native American inhabitants, due to the beautiful wildflower diversity of the valley.