Paradise Valley Montana

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Paradise Valley

Nestled between two mountain ranges, Paradise Valley, Montana is anchored by Livingston and Gardiner, follows the Yellowstone River, and offers a 53 mile scenic drive through beautiful ranch land and flowing rivers.


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  • From or Livingston or Gardiner, enjoy a 53 mile drive through the stunning Paradise Valley.
  • Enjoy unparalleled fly-fishing on the Yellowstone River and adjacent spring creeks.
  • Stop along the way for a soak in a natural hot spring.
  • Combine an excursion to Paradise Valley with a trip to Yellowstone National Park or Bozeman.


Paradise Valley, MT extends from the Yellowstone gateway community of Gardiner at the south end, to historic Livingston on the north.  Providing a backdrop of snow-capped peaks, Paradise Valley follows the meandering waters of the Yellowstone River and features beautiful ranch lands, flowing rivers, spring creeks and abundant wildlife.  Visitors and locals alike enjoy the 53 miles scenic drive along Highway 89 through Paradise Valley, often stopping to soak in a hotspring or to fly-fish world-class waters.

The Route

Paradise Valley in southwestern Montana lies just north of Yellowstone National Park, nestled between the Absaroka Range to the east and the Gallatin Range to the west.  From Bozeman head east on I-90 across Bozeman Pass to Livingston.  From Livingston, Montana, access Paradise Valley by heading south on Highway 89.  Continue south through Paradise Valley following the Yellowstone River through Yankee Jim Canyon to Gardiner and the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park. 


Anglers from around the world travel to Paradise Valley in Montana to fish the pristine waters of Yellowstone River and spring creeks.   Known for being the home to some of the state's finest "blue-ribbon" fisheries, those fishing in Paradise Valley enjoy breathtaking scenery and rainbows in crystal clear spring creeks while casting hoppers and salmon flies.

Hot Springs
The valley hosts other natural wonders such as several natural hot springs.  The most popular include Chico Hot Springs near Emigrant, Montana, La Duke Hot Springs near Gardiner, and Hunter's Hot Springs near Livingston.

Lodging and Real Estate
The close proximity to Yellowstone Park, the Beartooth Highway and many other natural wonders make Paradise Valley the perfect place to vacation or perhaps buy a home.  Many Bed and Breakfasts, cabin rentals and guest ranches provide ample options for fine lodging throughout Paradise Valley, Montana as well as in the towns of Livingston and Gardiner.