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Bozeman’s best reviewed car rental agency 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 a decade, we have been providing visitors of Bozeman, Big Sky, and Yellowstone National Park superior 4WD rental cars that have kept them comfortable and safe in whatever weather conditions Montana can dish out.

We are the only car rental company in Bozeman that guarantees a Four Wheel Drive (4WD) or All Wheel Drive (AWD) rental car. Further, we are also the only business that installs snow tires on all of our rental cars in the winter, and 10-ply all-terrain tires in the summer, adding a level of safety simply not available anywhere else.

Explore Rentals is a brick-and-mortar rental car agency conveniently located right next to the Bozeman Airport (BZN). Explore Rentals is also an Authorized BZN Concessionaire with dedicated parking right outside of the Arrivals terminal allowing for an extremely convenient no-contact, no-waiting in line rental car experience. All paperwork is completed in advance electronically, communications handled by text, and keys via lockbox. There simply isn’t a faster or easier way to pick-up a rental car on the planet. Or, you can save the 10% BZN concession fee if you choose to pick-up and drop-off your rental car at our office, just a short $15/ 5-minute Uber or Lyft ride from BZN.

The consitency, quality, and standards of our rental car fleet are simply unparralleled. Hate to toot our own horn, but we have been doing this longer (and better) than anyone else in town. Don’t believe us? Check out our reviews going back to 2010 on Google, Yelp, or Facebook.

Got questions? Talk to one of our Pros in the Bozeman offfice, 9-5, 365-days a year: 406-922-0179. Try to do that with any other rental car business around… 




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.


You may return the vehicle to BZN at Explore Rental’s designated parking spots (#46-49) right outside of the terminal if you paid the BZN Concession Fee.  Or, you may return the vehicle to our office for no additional charge. 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. 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, campervans, travel trailers, drift boats, rafts, and fly fishing equipment in the Yellowstone region. Explore has paved the way for a budding outdoor rental industry nationwide; from being the first company in the country to offer guaranteed all-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive rental cars with rental camping gear specifically for outdoor adventures, to 4×4 Sprinter van rentals, Tacoma overland rentals, bear spray rentals, and the list goes on.


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