Livingston and the Paradise Valley
Back when passenger trains still crossed southern Montana, Livingston was the gateway to Yellowstone National Park. Parkgoers would change trains at the Livingston depot and take the rail spur to Yellowstone.
Nowadays, travelers with a little time to pass can stock up on some of the world’s most coveted flies in Livingston, cast them into the Yellowstone River, soak in the Chico Hot Springs, or wander out of the broad sun-filled Paradise Valley into the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Area. There’s really no sense in a pell-mell dash to often hectic Yellowstone when there are so many places to linger around just to the north.
© W.C. McRae & Judy Jewell from Moon Montana, 7th Edition