WEST YELLOWSTONE: One of the top-rated snowmobiling and trout fishing destinations in Montana, West Yellowstone is the gateway town at the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park. In the winter months (late November to mid-April), enjoy the 400-mile groomed trail system for cross-country skiing, or take a snowmobile tour into the backcountry. West Yellowstone is also a hub for winter snow-coach tours in the park. The summer months provide access to a variety of activities, such as fishing, kayaking, canoeing, horseback riding, bird watching, and hiking. Head into Yellowstone National Park for the day for a chance at viewing wildlife, or simply take a walk along the Madison River. All of the parks roads are open during the summer months (mid-April to early November). While in West Yellowstone, be sure to visit the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and the Yellowstone Historic Center Museum. Grab a bite to eat at Beartooth Barbecue or the Wild West Pizzeria. Come any time of year for a taste of the outdoors and local culture. PARADISE VALLEY: Paradise Valley is one of Montanas most stunning valleys, backed up against the Absaroka Mountains. A gorgeous destination that draws travelers from across the country, Paradise Valley is a major river valley of the Yellowstone River, stretching from Gardiner to the fly-fishing town of Livingston. Any season, Livingston has something for everyone. Cast a line in the Yellowstone River or venture into the back country for a day hike. Livingston is also home to downtown art galleries, museums, and restaurants full of Western hospitality and culture. The Mint Bar & Grill is a great spot for dinner and drinks. Follow the valley south to Gardinerthe north entrance and gateway town to Yellowstone National Park. Grab a burger and beer at the Two Bit Saloon or the Iron Horse Bar and Grill, perched above the Yellowstone River. For winter gear rental, such as snowshoes or cross-country skis, visit Parks Fly Shop. In the summer months, spend a day exploring the park, then return to Gardiner for dinner and a cozy cabin along the river. With several hot springs, such as Chico Hot Springs and La Duke Hot Springs, Paradise Valley is one of Montanas premier travel destinations.