Brick-and-mortar in Bozeman, Montana. Trusted since 2010.

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Bozeman, Big Sky, and Bozeman Airport Car Rentals

Explore Rentals is Bozeman’s original independent car rental and outdoor gear rental agency. For over 10-years, we have been providing visitors of Bozeman, Big Sky, and Yellowstone National Park superior 4WD rental cars that have kept them comfortable and safe.

We are a brick-and-mortar rental car agency located just a mile east of the Bozeman Airport, founded in 2010. Explore Rentals has the largest off airport fleet in Bozeman, and is the only rental car agency that guarantees 4WD and snow tires in the winter. 

Our reviews going back over a decade can be found on Google, Yelp, or Facebook. Or, if you want to talk to one of our pros, in Bozeman, we can do that, too: 406-922-0179.


Bozeman and Yellowstone Camping and Rafting Rentals

In the summer Explore Rentals transforms into the largest provider of rental outdoor gear in Montana. Whether you are looking for rental bear spray, a rental spotting scope, perhaps a rental tent and sleeping bags, or a fully outfitted rental raft for overnight Smith River adventures- we have the inventory and experience to make it happen. 

For over a decade we have been helping both locals and visitors turn their Montana experience from ordinary to epic.



On our Reservations page, enter your desired rental dates in top right corner. Availability and pricing for your dates will be displayed for everything from rental cars to bear spray. Use the menu on left of page to view all items by category. Add desired items to cart and follow check out process. If items are not available, no price will be displayed. the absolute easiest way is to call the office 7/365 9-5pm; 406-922-0179.


A 15% credit card deposit is required to confirm all bookings (refundable if cancelled outside of 14-days from your arrival). You will be prompted for flight arrival/ departure times, contact info, as well as the CC info. Balance will be charged to this card at the end of your rental. Prior to your arrival we will send rental car contract to digitally sign. if picking up rental gear we will have a paper contract for you in the office.


You can pick up your rental car at BZN (+10% Airport Concession Fee) or at our office 1.5-miles from BZN (no charge). Most renters take an Uber or Lyft to our office to pick-up rental car ($15 & 5-minutes) while the family waits for bags. Rental gear items are to be picked-up and returned to our office only (no shipping). We will text you a photo of your car 30-minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.


If you have paid the BZN Concession fee, you may return the vehicle  to Explore Rental’s designated parking spots #46-49, in the outdoor rental car return lot. If you did not pay the BZN Concession Fee, you need to return the vehicle to our office in order to avoid additional charges. Your CC on file will be billed the balance due. All rental gear items need to be returned to the office.

Guaranteed 4WD and AWD Rental Cars

 We are the only rental car agency that will 100% guarantee a 4WD or AWD rental car, because that is all we have got. And most of our rental cars also have snow tires…

Rental Camping and Outdoor Gear

Explore Rentals maintains the largest inventory of premium rental outdoor gear in the Greater Yellowstone region. Rental bear spray, optics, spotting scopes, tents, sleeping bags, travel trailers, fly fishing equipment, and more.

Fly Fishing and Raft Rentals

Everything you need for an epic River experience. Bozeman’s best rental rafts, dry bags, cooking kits, tents, IGBC bear fences, IGBC coolers, dry boxes, shelters, waders, boots, fly rods, and more.


Rental 4wd cars, camping gear, rafts, optics, fly fishing equipment and much more.

Our Story

Explore Rentals began in the summer of 2010 as a side-hustle by a guy who started detailing cars when he was twelve and who later spent the better part of his adult life getting paid to fly fish around the world. With his mom’s old Subaru, a used Suburban, and a bunch of his own gear- the business was born. It didn’t take long for reputation and demand to grow, and Explore has since become the best reviewed car rental agency in Montana and the largest purveyor of rental camping gear, optics, rafts, and fly fishing equipment in the Yellowstone region.

We continue to strive to offer innovative and superior rental items to our customers, as well as unparalleled customer service.