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Best Outdoor Activities Near Wander Yellowstone Valley

Embrace the Magic: Outdoor Adventures in Montana's Fleeting Warm Season

 Natalie Kowalewski
NatalieTravel Guide
Best Outdoor Activities Near Wander Yellowstone Valley

While Montana's warm weather season may be brief, it is undeniably enchanting, offering numerous opportunities for outdoor adventures. From enchanting hikes leading to cascading waterfalls to the thrill of horseback riding against a picturesque backdrop, the great outdoors beckons. Discover the allure of a pristine golf course, the rhythmic dance of fly fishing along serene rivers, and the breathtaking majesty of a potential grizzly encounter.

Pine Creek Falls Hike

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Explore a captivating 2.5-mile trail near Livingston, Montana, known for its moderate challenge and approximately 1 hour and 8 minutes completion time. You can also extend your hike by about 4 miles and visit Pine Creek Lake. Pine Creek Falls is a popular hiking destination between May and October. This well-frequented path runs alongside Pine Creek, originating from the Absaroka Mountains and flowing into the Yellowstone River.

Livingston Golf Course 

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  • Distance from Wander Yellowstone Valley: 19.6 miles 

  • Location: 44 View Vista Dr, Livingston, MT 59047

  • Hours: 8AM-10PM daily

  • Phone: (406) 222-1100

  • Website: https://www.livingstongolfcourse.com/ 

The course features a 9-hole public access course along with a driving range, practice chipping green, putting green, and additional amenities. On-site amenities include a full pro shop, a bar, and comprehensive practice areas, including a driving range.

Rockin' HK Outfitters

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  • Distance from Wander Yellowstone Valley: 7.7 miles

  • Location: 163 Chico Rd, Pray, MT 59065

  • Hours: 10AM-2PM daily (mid-March-October)

  • Phone: (406) 333-4933 ext. 224

  • Website: https://rockinhk.com/chico-barn/ 

Discover the perfect horseback riding experience in the vicinity of Pray, MT, and the scenic mountains that surround it. From brief, one-hour rides to full-day excursions into Yellowstone National Park, the options are tailored to suit your preferences. Count on our serene and steady horses paired with exceptional guides to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey. Operating under the permits of Gallatin National Forest and Yellowstone National Park Stock Outfitters, your adventure is both secure and convenient. 

Fly Fishing Montana Expeditions

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Montana Flyfishing Expeditions stands out as a comprehensive guide service, specializing in trout fishing across Montana. With extensive connections within the state and the fly fishing industry, MFE offers a one-stop experience, covering all aspects of Montana fishing, global travel opportunities, and a wide array of fly fishing gear.

Tip: Embark on a fishing adventure with Jordan(nextcastoutfitters@gmail.com), a seasoned guide with over 15 years of experience exploring the waters of Southwest Montana, whose unparalleled expertise and passion for angling make him the go-to guide that everyone clamors to fish with, making it essential to secure your spot in his busy schedule.

*This recommended activity is suggested by the locals.

Montana Grizzly Encounter

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  • Distance from Wander Yellowstone Valley: 31 miles 

  • Location: 80 W Bozeman Hill Rd, Bozeman, MT 59715

  • Hours: 10AM-4PM Thursday-Sunday 

  • Phone: (406) 586-8893

  • Website: http://grizzlyencounter.org/ 

Founded in 2004, this haven not only rescues grizzly bears but also invites visitors to witness these majestic creatures in a stunning mountain landscape, fostering a connection that transcends barriers. Meet Bella, Max, and their fellow bears, each with a unique story, and contribute to their well-being by supporting this sanctuary, where education and conservation efforts come together to ensure a thriving future for these magnificent animals. Visitors keep the sanctuary alive, fostering a haven for rescued bears and championing the cause of wild grizzlies.


Though Montana's warm weather is fleeting, the unforgettable experiences available in the area are not, and our 24/7 Wander Concierge is always ready and waiting to make your time at a Wander even more special. You can message them directly through the app or send them a text at 737-377-3205 and make your stay at Wander Yellowstone Valley one for the books. See you soon!

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