Paradise Valley, MT (Travel + Leisure)


Montana. A state with no pretense. Paradise Valley sits between Bozeman and Yellowstone, and there's treasure underground: hot springs that bubble just beneath the earth's surface. Pastimes here center around the springs and the mountains. You may find yourself careening around alpine switchbacks on a dogsled, powered by 12 of the most excited huskies in the world. You might cross country ski past herds of nonplussed two-ton bison. You could, and should, finish the day at Yellowstone’s Boiling River in the late afternoon, watching a luminous sunset, steaming water tracing the contours of your body, snow falling overheard. Mmmmmm.