The town of Emigrant sits at the base of Emigrant Peak in Paradise Valley, almost halfway between Livingston and Gardiner on Montana Highway 89. In 1862, gold was discovered in Emigrant Gulch and the nearby hot springs provided trappers and prospectors with bathing facilities. A century and a half later, Chico Hot Springs, a world-renowned bed and breakfast that may be even better regarded for its exceptional dinners, remains as a major draw to Emigrant for hikers, fishermen and lovers of untamed wilderness. Emigrant sits on the same road that leads to the northern entrance to Yellowstone Park.
Population: 836 | Elevation: 4,868ft. | County: Park | www.livingston-chamber.com
Photo courtesy of Irini Slutsky