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Fly Fishing on a Spring Creek in the Paradise Vally
Yellowstone River flowing through Paradise Valley

Paradise Valley - Blue Ribbon Trout Fishing & Yellowstone National Park


Located south of Livingston and dwarfed by the towering peaks of the Absaroka Range to the east and the Gallatin Range to the west, Paradise Valley is one of Montana’s most scenic valleys. With the Yellowstone River flowing through the middle, whether here to fish or not, it is a premier vacation destination in its own right.


The Blue Ribbon fly fishing waters of the legendary Yellowstone River are greatly enhanced by the inclusion of three World Class Spring Creeks in Depuys, Nelson, and Armstrong. These spring creeks only let six rods a day on their waters, enhancing the quality of the fishing, and creating exclusivity for those who get on the docket. Inquire now to get on the list, it could be a year before you get a chance to wade them yourself.


Just because the fishing is so popular doesn’t mean there isn’t more to do. The Blue Ribbon waters of Yellowstone National Park are a short drive away, and in late spring there is exceptional white water rafting. Come summer you can zip line, hike, camp, backpack, mountain bike, ride horses, or linger in Chico Hot Springs. And of course, you can always return to Yellowstone to explore.

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Sample Itinerary

Montana Paradise Valley Itinerary

Day 1:

Arrive in Livingston, Montana and check into your accommodations. Spend the evening exploring the historic downtown area and enjoying dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 2:

Embark on a guided fly fishing trip on the Yellowstone River. Enjoy the stunning scenery of Paradise Valley while casting a line for brown, rainbow, and cutthroat trout.

Day 3:

Take a scenic drive through Paradise Valley, stopping at the many pullouts and viewpoints along the way. Visit the Chico Hot Springs Resort for a soak in the natural hot springs and a gourmet dinner at the resort's restaurant.

Day 4:

Explore the hiking trails of the Absaroka Mountains, which rise up from Paradise Valley's eastern edge. Choose from a variety of trails, ranging from easy to challenging, and enjoy breathtaking views of the valley below.

Day 5:

Spend the day on horseback, exploring the backcountry of Paradise Valley with a guided trail ride. Keep an eye out for wildlife such as elk, bison, and bighorn sheep.

Day 6:

Take a guided rafting trip down the Yellowstone River, enjoying the thrill of class II and III rapids while taking in the beautiful scenery of Paradise Valley.

Day 7:

Depart Livingston with memories of stunning landscapes and unforgettable adventures in Paradise Valley.


At Montana 406 Outdoors Adventures, we can help you plan the perfect Montana Paradise Valley itinerary, including a variety of activities to suit your interests and skill levels. Book your adventure today and experience the beauty of Montana's wilderness!

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