June 22nd, 2013 by Emily Wachsman
There 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.
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.