8 Exciting Things to Do in Gardiner, MT

8 Exciting Things to Do in Gardiner, MT

When you want to leave the city behind and embrace the great outdoors, consider visiting the “Treasure State.” Montana is full of vast, beautiful scenery and an abundance of diverse wildlife. 

Gardiner, in southern Montana, offers a variety of activities to add some adventure to your vacation — and you can make Livingston / Paradise Valley KOA Holiday your base camp during all your explorations. 

Popular Things to Do Near Gardiner, MT

Wondering what to do in Gardiner? Here are eight activities that people of all ages can enjoy. 

1. Hike in Yellowstone National Park

Explore Yellowstone National Park, the first national park with a history dating back to 1872, during your trip to Montana. You and your family can embark on hikes, watch for wildlife, bike or horseback ride. In the winter, you can snowshoe, ski or take a tour riding snowmobiles or a snow coach bus.

Yellowstone has something to offer for every nature enthusiast.

Livingston / Paradise Valley KOA Holiday is about 45 minutes from the northern border of Yellowstone National Park. 

2. Take a Dip in the Local Hot Springs

If you want to relax during your trip to Gardiner, try visiting one of the local hot springs. Soaking in mineral-rich waters provides unbeatable health benefits for everyone. Relieve your pain and stress while lounging in the comfortable pools and looking at the breathtaking views in the surrounding area. 

3. Go Whitewater Rafting on the Yellowstone River

Thrill-seekers will love whitewater rafting down the Yellowstone River. Book an appointment with one of the rafting companies in Gardiner to go on an adventure of a lifetime. A guide will be with you as you cross the sections of rapids and float along in the calm water stretches. There are also plenty of regular rafting tours you can go on if you want a more laid-back rafting journey.

4. Take a Yellowstone Wild Tour

Get an in-depth view and educational experience by taking a Yellowstone Wild Tour. Highly experienced nature guides will take you around Yellowstone National Park while telling you facts about the wildlife, plants, mountains and park history. A guided tour ensures you have an expert familiar with the park's lands to get you around safely.

Some tours may focus on watching and learning about wolves or learning how to take breathtaking and professional-looking wildlife photos.

5. Explore Downtown Gardiner

You could also explore downtown Gardiner to see and support the city's unique boutiques, restaurants and entertainment venues. Many places emulate the spirit of the Old West and all it contributed to back in the day. Find unique gifts from the various small businesses in the area and walk around the art gallery in town. You could also have home-cooked meals at various cafes and fine-dining restaurants.

6. Experience Horseback Riding Through Montana's Countryside

Feel the breeze run through your hair while horseback riding in the Montana countryside. Gardiner is home to several horseback riding outfits. You and your family could go on a guided tour across pastures and along scenic trails to experience Montana's beauty while riding horses.

7. Try Fly Fishing

Montana is also a great place for fishing. You can go fly fishing at many ponds, lakes and rivers in the area as long as you have all the required permits. Fly fishing is an impressive sport that takes time and dedication to develop strategic techniques to catch fish. Whether you are going for your first or hundredth time, fly fishing in Montana will give you an unforgettable experience.

The Yellowstone River and the other rivers inside Yellowstone National Park are some of the most popular places for fly fishing.

8. Camp Under the Stars

Try camping to soak up nature's splendor and make your Montana vacation even more memorable. You and your family can have a lot of fun while camping at Livingston / Paradise Valley KOA Holiday. Our campground has everything you need to relax and enjoy the fresh air, from comfortable cabins and Tent Sites to diverse amenities and recreational activities. 

Stay at Livingston / Paradise Valley KOA Holiday

Gardiner, Montana, offers many fun activities the whole family can delight in. Begin planning your next trip by reserving your campsite at Livingston / Paradise Valley KOA Holiday today!

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