Livingston (Montana)

Livingston is a city in the Yellowstone Country of Montana. It is the northern entrance to Yellowstone National Park. Called "The Gateway City" because it was the original entrance to Yellowstone.

picturesque downtown Livingston


Livingston retains much of its old West history. 436 buildings are on the National Historic Register.

The railroad was the main economic power for over a century. It is the reason the towns of Wilsall and Clyde Park to the north were created.

Get in

Livingston is at the junction of Interstate 90 and US 89 along the banks of the mighty Yellowstone River and at the northern edge of Gallatin National Forest and 54 miles north of Yellowstone National Park.

Get around

There is no public transportation in Livingston. Biking is an option in good weather. Otherwise all travel needs to be by car or on horse back.


Train Depot Building and Museum



Yellowstone River just south of Livingston.

World famous area for fly fishing, outfitters can be found in most cities and many towns and rural areas. Ask at local fly shops and check river conditions online. June is high water month due to snow melting at higher elevations so can make rivers treacherous and water muddy and difficult to fish.



nearby Livingston in Gallatin National Forest

There are a huge number of day and over night hikes in the area. Check with local forest service offices for details and trail conditions before heading out and maybe more importantly remember to report back to them if you see something noteworthy. A fresh elk kill on the trail could mean that a bear is nearby for example. Know the 10 basics needed for all back country camping and that cell phones are not one of them, cell phones often don't work in rural mountainous areas. Topo maps are also available in local camping and fishing stores.

Regional forest service offices






Go next

Routes through Livingston

Butte Bozeman  W  E  Big Timber Billings
Fort Macleod Great Falls  N  S  Gardiner Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone N.P. Bozeman  S  N  Big Timber Lewistown

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