Favorite Hikes - Baldy Basin - Livingston Peak
Livingston Peak, often referred to as Mount Baldy, is the prominent peak that overlooks town from the Absaroka Mountains. Don’t let the peak intimidate you, the only technical climbing equipment required for this hike is a determined pair of lungs and legs.
Access the trailhead via Livingston Peak Road—which is an excursion off Swingley Road, a short distance from Livingston. From the trailhead, the first portion of the hike follows a pleasant double track with little elevation gain. After approximately one mile, the well-marked trail takes off to the right and enters the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness. Take the trail to the left upon entering the Wilderness. The trail now begins to ascend, but not constantly, offering relief and an easy feel to the hike. Before you know it, you will sense Baldy Basin just ahead, and it will draw you up to this spectacular pass. You can, but don’t plan on turning around here.
If you continue to the top of Livingston Peak, the vantage is even more incredible. Unmatched views of the Yellowstone Valley and the surrounding mountain ranges, wildflowers and wildlife will have you sharing this hike with your friends.
Remember to tread lightly and leave no trace.
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Here's how to get to the trailhead: