Posts Tagged ‘Yellowstone National Park’

Montana Hiking

June 22nd, 2013 by Emily Wachsman

Montana HikingThere is no better place to experience the outdoors than in Montana, but getting started can be a real challenge.  With choices as vast as the landscape, there is no shortage of options when planning an outdoor adventure in southwest Montana.  In all there are 77 mountain ranges in Montana, with the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Area and the Gallatin National Forest located near our beautiful Montana bed and breakfast. The potential for Montana hiking and backpacking is endless and inviting.  Located near Emigrant, MT, Paradise Gateway Bed and Breakfast and Vacation Homes is ideally located near National Parks and other wilderness areas, making it an ideal spot for outdoorsmen to visit.  Book your stay with us now to experience some of these stunning Montana hiking opportunities, and learn what it is that makes Montana so special to those who visit.

Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Area

The Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Area, home to more than 900,000 acres of beautiful wilderness, is located just minutes away from the Paradise Gateway Bed and Breakfast and Vacation Homes, and is home to some of the most beautiful Montana hiking around. In the west, this territory is characterized by the Absaroka Mountains, where stratified volcanic and metamophic rocks give rise to stunning forested valleys and the majestic, rugged peaks characteristic of the Paradise Valley.  To the east, this wilderness area is dominated by the high granite plateaus of the Beartooth Mountains, where hundreds of lakes lie among the bald rock and alpine tundra of the plateaus. This country is starkly beautiful but extremely fragile with unpredictable changes in weather.  One of our favorite Montana hiking opportunities in the area is up to Emigrant Peak.  Emigrant peak casts a broad shadow over the well-known Paradise Valley in Southwest Montana, and its prominence in this region makes it arguably one of the most popular hikes in the area. We love to send our clients up the Pine Creek Trail, as well as up to the beautiful Passage Falls.  Other notable hikes in this region are the East Rosebud trail, also known as “The Beaten Path”, The Phantom Creek Trail, which leads to both Slough Lake and Montana’s highest peak, Granite peak, and the trail up to Mystic Lake in the Beartooth Mountains.

Montana Hiking

Yellowstone National Park

A blog post about the ample Montana hiking opportunities near the Paradise Gateway Bed and breakfast and Vacation Homes would be incomplete without mention of the amazing hiking trails in nearby Yellowstone National Park.  Yellowstone National Park, encompassing 2.2 million acres, is one of America’s premier wilderness areas, and is home to over 1,100 trails for use by day hikers.  Many extended hikes into Yellowstone’s Backcountry begin in the Canyon Area, including Observation Peak, Cascade Lake, and the Seven Mile Hole.  Mammoth Area hikes are also very popular, and includes trails such as Lava Creek and Sepulcher Mountain.  Of course the ever-popular Old Faithful area is a great location for Montana hiking within Yellowstone National Park, and includes the Divide trail, which crosses the Continental Divide, as well as trails to both mystic and fairy falls.  Many of these wonderful hikes and more can be found in the Day Hike Sampler produced by the National Park Service.  No matter which hiking trails best suit you, you will never forget the time spent in our stunning Montana outdoors.  Don’t wait to book your stay with us at the Paradise Gateway Bed and Breakfast and Vacation Homes, and dive into your perfect Montana hiking adventure.




Montana Fly fishing

May 23rd, 2013 by Emily Wachsman

Legendary Montana Fly Fishing

Montana Fly fishingMontana Fly fishing is legendary, drawing fishermen from all over the world to its pristine waters.  Battle trophy-sized wild rainbow trout on the Yellowstone River, or bask in the solitude of Montana’s high mountain lakes. Whatever your perfect day of fly fishing looks like, Montana provides incomparable fishing opportunities.  We offer guided fly fishing packages on these world-renowned rivers and lakes, including areas in southwest Montana and in the renowned Yellowstone National Park, which is home to 3 native sport fish, 5 non-native species, 220+ lakes, and 1,000+ streams. When you stay at theParadise Gateway Bed and Breakfast & Vacation Homes, some of the best Montana Fly fishing on the upper Yellowstone river is found just steps outside your door.

Experience Montana Fly fishing

Montana Fly fishingWith such an abundance of Montana fly fishing to chose from, it can be difficult to choose where to start.  Unlike many other western states, Montana manages most of its rivers to maintain wild trout, which means that hatchery born fish are not introduced into these waters.  The longest river in Montana, the Yellowstone River, is also home to some of the premier trout fishing waters in the United States.  In the upper river where our bed and breakfast and vacation homes are found, you’ll find cutthroat trout, rainbow trout, brook trout, large whitefish, and brown trout.  If you head below Billings to the southern half of the river, the warmer waters found there are home to large walleye, catfish, and sturgeon. Although a wildly popular fly fishing river, the lengthy Yellowstone River also has many access points, which helps to thin the crowd of anglers, giving you great fishing opportunities.  If the fishing isn’t enough to get you out onto this river, then the scenery certainly will be.  Near our Paradise Gateway Bed and Breakfast, the river flows though the scenic Paradise Valley, and is flanked by the Absaroka Mountains.

To help you make the most of your Montana Fly fishing experiences, we have teamed up with local guides to offer you one, three, and five day packages.  Matson Rogers of Angler’s West serves as our Director of Fishing Operations, and is the official Montana Outfitter of Rivers Bend Lodge.  Matson is one of Montana’s premier fishing guides, and we are thrilled to have him with us.  Under his expertise, we fish the Yellowstone, Boulder, Stillwater, Gallatin, Madison, and Missouri rivers, doing what we can to put you right in the middle of the best fishing action.  In addition to that, we fish a variety of private waters, including Depuy’s Spring Creek, Armtrong’s Spring Creek, Nelson’s Spring Creek, Milesnick Ranch, and over 20 additional unnamed miles of water. The best times to fish are from April through early November, with Mid-June through September considered prime fishing season.  We look forward to providing you a comfortable home away from home while you jump into your Montana Fly fishing excursions.

Yellowstone Animals Come Alive in Spring

May 16th, 2013 by Emily Wachsman

Yellowstone animalsYellowstone National Park, with its distinction of being the first National Park in the country, is home to the highest concentration of large and small mammals in the lower 48 states. Yellowstone animals are almost as famous as the spurting geysers. Within the park boundaries, you will find the United States’ oldest and largest bison herd, elk, grizzly and black bears, coyotes, wolves, bighorn sheep, and more.  The National Park Service provides a great mammal checklist to help you spot these amazing Yellowstone animals as you drive through the park.  Stay at our relaxing bed and breakfast or vacation homes, and let us help guide you through this stunning National Park.

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