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Blacktail Creek Trail

The Blacktail Creek Trail (trail #337) is a short trail in the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness. It connects the Davis Creek Trail (trail #38) in the West Boulder River drainage to the North Fork Deep Creek Trail (trail #45) in the Yellowstone River drainage and the Elephanthead Mountain trail (trail #37) in the Mission Creek Drainage. […]

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Livingston & Paradise Valley Yellowstone Area Hikes and Attractions

Davis Creek Trail

The Davis Creek trail (trail #38) runs into the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness from the West Boulder River. It travels about 9 miles to the top of the Davis Creek Divide where it connects with the South Fork Deep Creek Trail (trail #388). Along the way, it intersects the Blacktail Creek Trail (trail #337) which leads […]

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Livingston & Paradise Valley Yellowstone Area Hikes and Attractions

Blacktail Lake

Blacktail Lake is a small mountain lake nestled in the Absaroka Mountains near Livingston, MT. The lake is 4.2 acres and sits at 8,750 ft elevation. It’s used by day hikers, backpackers, and horse packers. While Blacktail Lake is the only lake in the West Boulder drainage that has a trail to it, it can […]

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Livingston & Paradise Valley Yellowstone Area Hikes and Attractions

North Fork Deep Creek Trail

The North Fork Deep Creek trail (Forest Service Trail #45) takes hikers into the Absaroka Mountains near Livingston, MT. The trail heads into the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness for about 5.5 miles and it climbs about 3,500 ft in that distance. The trail ends at an intersection with the Elephanthead Mountain Trail (trail #37) and the […]

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Livingston & Paradise Valley Yellowstone Area Hikes and Attractions

George Lake Trail in Paradise Valley

George Lake is a small, rarely visited lake in Paradise Valley south of Livingston. The lake is only about 7 acres in size and sits at 7,900 ft elevation. George Lake is at the end of a 5 1/4 mile hike into the Absaroka Mountains in the Custer Gallatin National Forest. The trail is open […]

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Livingston & Paradise Valley Yellowstone Area Hikes and Attractions

Suce Creek Trail

Suce Creek offers hiking, mountain biking and cross country skiing access into the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness near Livingston, MT. The primary hiking attraction is a 6 mile loop trail that takes you from stream bottom to a scenic ridgeline. For those seeking more, the trail continues past Livingston Peak and connects with the backcountry trail […]

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The Yellowstone River

The Yellowstone River is one of our nation’s most remarkable treasures. It’s the last major free-flowing river in the lower 48 states, traveling 680 dam-free miles. The river begins as a melting snow bank on Yount’s Peak deep in the Wyoming wilderness south of Yellowstone Park. From here it runs north then east until it […]

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Livingston & Paradise Valley Yellowstone Area Hikes and Attractions

A Hike to George Lake

Note: This is an account of a hike to George Lake I sent to a friend of mine. It is a lot more personal than most info here and I hope you find it useful. For more complete information we have a page on the George Lake Trail. This post contains affiliate links. As an […]

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Livingston & Paradise Valley Yellowstone Area Hikes and Attractions

Yankee Jim Canyon Whitewater and History

Yankee Jim Canyon is a short, narrow canyon on the Yellowstone River about 13 miles north of Yellowstone Park. The canyon has the largest rapids on the Yellowstone River outside of the Park (boating on the Yellowstone River is banned in Yellowstone Park). Yankee Jim Canyon is less than five miles long and the whitewater […]

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Livingston & Paradise Valley Yellowstone Area Hikes and Attractions

South Fork Deep Creek Trail

The South Fork Deep Creek trail provides great hiking just a few minutes south of Livingston, Montana. The trail provides access into the north end of the Absaroka Mountains and the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness. The trail is mostly used for day hiking but it connects into a trail network that offers great backpacking opportunities. This […]