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Outdoor Recreation in Livingstone, Montana: Explore Nature's Playground

By: Mariana Cisneros / 24 May 2024
Riverside Cabins by the Yellowstone River

Our riverside cabins nestled on the banks of the Yellowstone River, Livingston, Montana, are a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. This charming town is surrounded by some of the most breathtaking natural landscapes in the United States, including Yellowstone National Park, Paradise Valley, and the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness. With a wide array of activities such as hiking, fishing, camping, wildlife viewing, star gazing, and fly fishing, Livingston offers endless adventures for those seeking to connect with nature.


Riverside Cabins: Your Gateway to Adventure


Our stunning riverside cabins are perfectly situated to offer an immersive outdoor experience. Located on the tranquil banks of the Yellowstone River, these cabins provide the perfect blend of comfort and nature. Wake up to the soothing sounds of the river and enjoy easy access to a variety of outdoor activities right at your doorstep.


Hiking Trails


Livingston is a hiker's dream, with numerous trails that cater to all skill levels. Here are some must-visit trails:


  • Pine Creek Lake Trail: This challenging 10-mile round-trip hike offers stunning views of Pine Creek Lake and the surrounding mountains. The trail winds through dense forests and alpine meadows, making it a favorite among experienced hikers.
  • Yellowstone River Trail: This easy, scenic trail follows the Yellowstone River, providing opportunities for wildlife spotting and serene river views. Perfect for a leisurely walk or a family outing.


Fishing Spots


Livingston is renowned for its world-class fishing, especially fly fishing. The Yellowstone River, right outside your cabin, is teeming with trout and offers some of the best fishing in the country. Other notable spots include:


  • DePuy Spring Creek: Known for its clear waters and abundance of trout, DePuy Spring Creek offers a premium fly fishing experience. Access is limited to ensure a pristine environment, making it a tranquil spot for anglers.
  • Yellowstone National Park: Just a short drive from Livingston, the park offers diverse fishing opportunities in its many rivers and lakes, including the famous Madison River and Slough Creek.



Wildlife Viewing


Livingston is home to a rich variety of wildlife. In the nearby Yellowstone National Park, visitors can see bison, elk, grizzly bears, and wolves. Closer to town, you might spot deer, bald eagles, and even moose. The diverse habitats of the region make it a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers.


Star Gazing


With its clear skies and minimal light pollution, Livingston is a prime location for star gazing. The Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness offers some of the best views of the night sky. Set up a telescope or simply lay back and enjoy the Milky Way and constellations in all their glory.


Fly Fishing


Livingston is synonymous with fly fishing. The Yellowstone River is renowned for its healthy trout populations, including brown, rainbow, and cutthroat trout. Whether you are a seasoned angler or a beginner, the river's diverse waters provide the perfect challenge. Local guides are available for hire to help you find the best spots and improve your technique.


Other Outdoor Activities


Livingston and its surrounding areas offer countless other outdoor activities:


  • Horseback Riding: Explore the scenic trails of Paradise Valley and the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness on horseback. Local ranches offer guided rides for all skill levels.
  • Rafting and Kayaking: The Yellowstone River is perfect for thrilling white-water rafting or a peaceful kayaking trip. Outfitters in Livingston provide guided tours and equipment rentals.
  • Bird Watching: The diverse ecosystems around Livingston are home to a variety of bird species, making it a great destination for bird watchers. Visit the wetlands and riparian areas along the Yellowstone River for the best sightings.


Livingston, Montana, is a true outdoor haven, offering a unique blend of adventure and tranquility. Whether you're hiking through alpine meadows, casting a fly in the Yellowstone River, or simply relaxing in your riverside cabin, Livingston provides an unforgettable experience for nature lovers. Pack your bags and get ready to explore the natural wonders of this stunning region.

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