Our town is near the only year-round driving entrance into Yellowstone National Park (the north entrance at Gardiner, MT). Settled in a valley along the Yellowstone River and surrounded by four mountain ranges (the Bridgers, Gallatins, Absarokas, and the Crazies), Livingston is the perfect outdoor enthusiast’s playground.
Summer holds an abundance of outdoor opportunities. Mountain biking, hiking, and camping can be found in every direction from town, from 5 miles away to 51 miles within Yellowstone National Park. If you’re looking for rafting, floating or fishing, one of the world’s most famous fly-fishing rivers, the Yellowstone, flows within 4 blocks of our front porch. From its headwaters in the snow-capped peaks of Wyoming to its confluence with the Missouri River in North Dakota, this majestic, expansive, free-flowing river constitutes the longest undammed river in the lower 48. During the summer months, enjoy our weekly farmer’s market in our city park along the banks of the river while enjoying live music. Livingston’s love of music is also apparent in its live, nightly offerings throughout the summer months. If you’re in town on the 3rd Friday of June, July, August or September you’ll be treated to Livingston’s Art Walk. You won’t want to miss this incredible opportunity to view works from featured artists in all of the galleries throughout town. The Livingston Roundup Parade is takes place every year on July 2… followed by a nightly professional rodeo and fireworks on July 2,3 and 4. Truly, there’s something for everyone.
Fall and spring are just as busy with things to do and see. Catch a musical or play at The Shane Lalani Performing Arts Center or The Blue Slipper, our local community theaters. Enjoy a ballet or listen to a literary reading from one of our many famous local writers. Hunters fortunate to have procured a hunting tag will find abundant game. Geocache explorers will discover hidden treasures and stashes scattered throughout the mountains. Artwork lovers will find themselves in heaven exploring our town’s 13+ galleries and antique stores.
We don't know how to say quit during the winter. The legendary cold smoke powder alpine skiing at Bridger Bowl is a quick 30+/- minute drive from our door. Backcountry touring is found in all four surrounding mountain ranges with tons of public access. Cross-country skiing can be enjoyed 10 miles away (within the Paradise Valley) or a quick 30+/- minute drive to more established/groomed trails. We have broomball, hockey, and figure skating 4 blocks away on the frozen lagoon at Sacajawea Park, one of our city parks along the Yellowstone River. Soaking at Chico Hot Springs (30 minutes south) is also a favorite winter activity (but is also available year round).