Paradise Valley

Paradise Valley has some of the most breathtaking views in Montana and was the original entrance to Yellowstone National Park.

Welcome to Paradise Valley

Beautiful ranch country, scenic mountain views, and the winding Yellowstone River

Nestled between the Gallatin and the Absaroka Ranges, Paradise Valley has some of the most breathtaking views in Montana and was the original entrance to Yellowstone National Park. It runs along the Yellowstone River and offers some of the best blue-ribbon fisheries in the state. If that’s not enough, Paradise Valley is home to several natural hot springs, including the Hunter’s Hot Springs to the north, La Duke Hot Springs to the south, and Chico Hot Springs near Emigrate.

In Paradise Valley, you’ll find luxurious mountain retreats and expansive ranch estates with deluxe master suites, floor-to-ceiling windows, marble floors, and even equestrian stables. Closer to downtown Livingston, you’ll find charming Craftsman-style bungalows with custom woodwork, large balconies, and even artist’s studios. Many are surrounded by lush landscape, access to nature trails, and wide open spaces. Celebrities including Dennis Quaid, Jeff Bridges, and James Cameron have called the scenic Paradise Valley home.

What to Love

  • Relaxed, country lifestyle
  • Great blue-ribbon fishing
  • Spectacular views of the mountains
  • Close to national parks and world-class skiing

Local Lifestyle

Paradise Valley is a very rural area. Residents value privacy and the great outdoors. Far from the hustle and bustle of a big city, it’s the perfect place for people who want to retreat to a quiet country lifestyle and enjoy nature.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

You’ll find shops and restaurants just five minutes north in Livingston. Neptune’s Taphouse and Eatery is a bustling and colorful restaurant with an extensive menu of soups, salads, burgers, and sushi. In The Historic Murray Hotel, 2nd Street Bistro serves French-inspired food plus American and Italian staples. Montana’s Rib and Chop House has aged steaks, seafood, and slow-cooked ribs. Stockman Bar has American fare and hosts live music. The Mint Bar and Grill serves elevated bar food, burgers, sandwiches, and Sunday brunch. Ferdinand’s Restaurante specializes in Spanish-style tapas. 

When you crave Italian,
Campione is the place to go for locally-sourced and seasonal ingredients, serving many of their dishes family-style. Uncorked Wine and Cheese Bar has customizable charcuterie boards and gourmet wines. The homestyle barbeque at Odd Squad BBQ and Smokehouse can’t be beaten. The award-winning ribs are a local favorite. For breakfasts, the family-owned and operated Pinky’s Café is known for its hearty portions. Mark’s In and Out is a retro burger joint that has been dishing out burgers and chili dogs since 1954.

You’ll find some unique shopping in historic downtown Livingston. High Trash Boutique has vintage clothing, accessories, and one-of-a-kind furniture. Several retail stores and gift shops are also at Yellowstone Park Gateway Mall. For groceries, Foodworks partners with Montana farmers, ranchers, and vendors to provide fresh, organic, locally-sourced food. Matt’s Butcher Shop and Deli has locally-processed meats for your backyard barbecue or charcuterie board. The Livingston Farmers’ Market has organic produce, baked goods, artisanal vendors, and entertainment on Wednesdays.

Things to Do

Paradise Valley offers endless hiking and fishing spots. You can go to the natural hot springs or see Pine Creek Falls, which is accessible via a 2½-mile loop trail. The South Fork Deep Creek Trail is another popular hike. It’s a remote, backcountry hike that takes you through forest and meadow with incredible views of the Absaroka Mountains. 

Not to be missed is the Livingston Roundup Rodeo, an annual event held since 1924 that brings a weekend of shows and entertainment. And to kick off the holidays, the annual Christmas Stroll brings vendor boots, wagon rides, and live entertainment to Downtown Livingston.


The Livingston School District serves Paradise Valley. Some of the best schools include:
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