PARADISE VALLEY

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Biking Photos (14K)Location: Paradise Valley (near Livingston, Montana)
Type: Road Bike Ride
Rating: Easy
Mileage: 24 miles

They don't call this part of the upper Yellowstone River basin "Paradise Valley" for nothing: it’s absolutely beautiful! You’ll find a spectacular mix of massive, timber-shrouded mountains, private spring creeks teeming with trout, and agrarian fields of alfalfa and other crops.

Your destination, Chico Hot Springs, is one of Montana’s most popular getaways. The resort is set against the towering backdrop of Chico and Emigrant peaks, members of the Absaroka Range.

Visitors and regulars over the years to have included the likes of Teddy Roosevelt and Charles M. Russell, and, more recently, a long list of literary standouts and Hollywood luminaries. The main lodge is said to still be inhabited by the ghosts of original owners Bill and Percie Knowles.