Livingston Montana Fly FishingFly Fishing

The well-known Yellowstone River flows through Livingston, providing opportunities for anglers of all abilities to cast oversized dry flies in pursuit of wild trout all summer long. Cutthroat, brown, and rainbow trout lurk beneath the surface ready to bite a well-tied fly while bald eagles soar above the valley floor and the Absaroka Mountains loom to the east.

Three lesser-known, but deeply revered, tributaries of the Yellowstone River bubble to the surface and slowly meander through the upper Paradise Valley — offering year-round fishing bliss. Heralded by fly fishing aficionados from all over the globe, these hidden gems are known as the Paradise Valley spring creeks.

Don’t miss the fly tying action, news, equipment, and guide service available in local fly fishing shops around Livingston.

Find gear and guided trips at the outfitters below.

Dan Bailey’s Fly Shop

209 West Park Street
Livingston, MT 59047

Sweetwater Fly Shop

5082 US Hwy 89 South
Livingston, MT 59047

Yellowstone Angler

5256 US Hwy 89 South
Livingston, MT 59047


From almost anywhere in Livingston, one can look up at the Crazy Mountains, the Absaroka Range or the Gallatin Mountains. Trails wind through all these ranges, touching their peaks, crossing their streams, and providing glimpses of the plants and animals that make these mountains home.

Visit or call the USFS Yellowstone Ranger District for more information and area maps: 5242 US Hwy 89 South, 406.222.1892

In-Town Trails

In town, several trails wind alongside the Yellowstone River, pass sculptures, or connect neighborhoods with wetlands.

Bozeman Trail Connector

Access: Northern Lights Road, west of Star Road, between Jack Weimer Memorial Park and Mountain View Cemetery. This short trail passes wetlands and the Mountain View Cemetery.

Livingston Depot Center Trail

Access: Livingston Depot, or various points along the trail. Paved and gravel trail along Park Street provides access to the Paradise Valley. Perfect for biking.

Moja Park Trail

Access: At the end of View Vista Road, at the Mayor’s Landing Fishing Access Site. Off-leash dog park, Yellowstone River access, trails follow Fleshman Creek and the Yellowstone River.

Myers River View Trail

Access: On East Park Street, just east of the Veteran’s Bridge. Two-mile lollipop loop, sculpture park, Yellowstone River access, interpretive signs.

Sacajawea Trail

Access: Sacajawea Park near the river, behind the Civic Center, or from the baseball fields behind Park High School. Gravel trail along the Yellowstone River dike. Part of trail ok for off-leash dogs.

Horseback Riding and Pack Trips

Another way to enjoy the majesty of the surrounding country is from the back of a horse. Whether you prefer one hour, one day, or overnight, local outfitters offer a variety of ways to make your experience unforgettable.

Find guided trips at the outfitters below.

Flying Diamond Guide Service

Owned and operated by the same family for 4 generations. Offering spectacular views and wolf siting trips.


Bear Paw Outfitters

Step away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy some of the most pristine wilderness in America with lifelong residents of Paradise Valley.


Photography Tours

From jagged snow-capped peaks to gold and red willows along the Yellowstone River, to historic downtown buildings, Livingston is highly photogenic. Whether you take your camera on a self-guided tour or hire an expert, you’re sure to take home some lovely reminders of your visit to Livingston.

In Yellowstone, choose one of these permitted photography tour operators:


Water play is a natural when the nation’s longest undammed river runs through your back yard. Slip into a kayak, join a group rafting the whitewater or floating scenic sections, stand up paddleboard alongside pelicans and trout, or join inner tubes together for the “town section.”

Find rentals and guided trips at the outfitters below.

River Source Rafting Co.

River Source is a small, family-owned operation.  They offer scenic floats and whitewater rafting on the Yellowstone River.


Rubber Ducky River Rentals

Rubber Ducky has been serving the boating community since 1998. They offer rentals, guided trips, instruction, advice, boat repairs, and inflatable boat and equipment sales.