Experiences

On-Property Experiences

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Hot Springs

Take the plunge into our two open-air natural mineral hot springs pools.

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Day Spa

Massages powered by stones from the Yellowstone river, soothing goat milk body butter wraps, and more unique and rejuvenating spa treatments await.

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Horse Barn

Explore Big Sky Country with the region’s gentlest tour guides, courtesy of Rockin’ HK Outfitters.

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Seasonal Classes & Public Events

Join in on plein air painting classes, foraging workshops, and tea blending tutorials. Class offerings vary by season.

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The Gardens

Stroll our extensive gardens, where geothermal runoff from the hot springs keeps our natural bounty growing year-round.

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Gift Shop & Coffee Bar

Shop for souvenirs with a selection of made-in-Montana favorites, or grab an espresso-sized pick-me-up at the coffee bar.

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Disc Golfing

Enjoy a fun-filled game of disc golf out on our private “Ranch 635” land, where a scenic 18-hole disc golf course offers dynamic “Veteran” baskets, Fly18 teepads, and uphill, downhill, blind, long and short holes. Designed by local disc golf legend Mark “Doc” Watson, this dynamic course offers a fun challenge for beginners and seasoned pros alike.

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Disc Golfing

Ground Rules:

  • Chico Hot Springs “Day Pass” is required for play. Pass is $12 per person.
  • Day Pass includes access to hot springs.
  • Overnight guests receive complimentary access to Ranch 635 Disc Course and trails.
  • Disc rentals and sales are available at the Deep Creek Outdoor shop.
  • Disc sales are offered at the Deep Creek Outdoor and the Chico Gift Shop.
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Pond Fishing

Bring your own fishing pole or stop by Deep Creek Outdoor for a rental to enjoy some fishing at our on-property Trout Pond, a short hike from our Main Lodge.

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Biking

Rent a mountain bike or e-bike for the day and explore Chico's network of private trails at Ranch 635, or embark on an adventure at one of the many nearby trails in the Absaroka-Beartooth Range.

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Hiking

Explore the rolling hills of Ranch 635, adjacent to the main resort, featuring a private trail system for guests to hike, bike, run and ride on horseback.

From solo expeditions to guided tours to gear rentals, Deep Creek Outdoors is your gateway to Montana adventure at Chico. Check out our wide array of available activities below to start building your bucket list. 

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Dogsledding

Embark on an adventure in Mill Creek led by 8-10 Alaskan Husky Sled Dogs and guided by an experienced musher, with the opportunity to sit or stand as you fly past the scenic winter views of Paradise Valley. Pets and photos with the hardworking pups are available after you cross the finish line. 

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Dogsledding

  • $300 for adults
  • $200 for kids age 5 to 12
  • 10am or 1pm start time (reservation required)
  • Up to 6 people per time slot. We can accommodate more people with advanced notice.
  • Duration 3 hours with the team including 1.5 hours sledding on the trail.
  • Located in Mill Creek, a 30 minute drive southeast from Chico Hot Springs. Guests will meet their guides at the trailhead.
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Ski + Snow Shoe

Travel across the resort and beyond on a Snowshoe Safari with a local Naturalist Guide who can combine wildlife viewing and backcountry winter ecology experience for a unique excursion in the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone National Park.

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Ski + Snow Shoe

  • Private trips: $895 1 – 2 people, $250 for each additional, hotel pickup
  • Public trips: $350 per person (2 person min, 6 – 8 max), Emigrant pickup 
  • Inclusions: transportation, breakfast, lunch, coffee, hot chocolate, snowshoe equipment
  • Excluded: entrance fee to Yellowstone National Park



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Explore Yellowstone

Just 35 miles south of Chico lies the original entrance to the world’s first national park. Yellowstone’s massive 2.2 million acres are home to striking landscapes, plenty of wildlife and massive hot springs, volcanos, and geysers. Explore with the help of an expert tour guide and discover everything this protected national treasure has to offer. 

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Explore Yellowstone

 

Public Tours 

Available Year Round

Embark on your adventure as you meet your expert guide and fellow tourists at a central pick up location in Emigrant, just 3.5 miles from Chico Hot Springs. Choose from an array of captivating tour options. Whether you crave a wildlife safari, yearn to explore the best of Yellowstone’s iconic landmarks, or wish to explore a winter wonderland on snowshoes, we have the perfect expedition for you.

  • $350 per person
  • Inclusions: Binoculars, spotting scopes, lunch, breakfast pastries, healthy snacks, water, tea, and coffee
  • Exclusions: park entrance fee, guide gratuity
  • Duration: 8 – 10 hours
  • Summer pickup: 6:45am, Winter pickup: 7:45am

Private Tours

Available Year Round

A custom expedition tailored to your interests with convenient door-to-door transportation. Your professional guide will pick you up at Chico Hot Springs, or any desired accommodation in the area. Whether you crave a wildlife safari, yearn to explore the best of Yellowstone’s iconic landmarks, delight in a winter wonderland on snowshoes, or wish to hone your photography skills on majestic scenery and wildlife with professional instruction, we have the perfect expedition tailored just for you.

  • $895 1 – 2 people, $250 each additional person, per vehicle
  • Maximum 6 – 8 passengers per vehicle
  • Inclusions: Binoculars, spotting scopes, lunch, breakfast pastries, healthy snacks, water, tea, and coffee
  • Exclusions: park entrance fee, guide gratuity
  • Duration: 8 – 10 hours
  • Summer pickup: 6:45am, Winter pickup: 7:45am

Winter Snow Coach Tours

Available November-April

Our full-day Snowcoach trip from Gardiner is led by naturalist guides according to guest abilities and interests. Our guide will escort you in a private vehicle from your lodging to a Snowcoach in Yellowstone’s headquarters at Mammoth where we will join our group headed towards Old Faithful. Our guide will provide an educated and passionate interpretation of everything you encounter throughout the day including walks around several geyser basins, wildlife sightings, historic buildings and geologic features.

  • $1800 1 – 2 people, $320 each additional person
  • Duration: 11 – 12 hours, pickup at 6:45am
  • Maximum 6 – 8 passengers per vehicle
  • Children age 6+ are welcome
  • Inclusions: Snowcoach ticket, binoculars, spotting scopes, lunch, breakfast pastries, healthy snacks, water, tea, and coffee
  • Exclusions: park entrance fee, guide gratuity

Optics Rental Equipment

High-powered optics are essential for viewing wildlife in Yellowstone National Park. Don't miss a once-in-a-lifetime sighting of a Yellowstone wolf simply because it's too far away. Deep Creek Outdoor provides the highest-quality binoculars and spotting scopes from Vortex Optics to enhance your wildlife viewing experience.

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Scenic River Adventures

Drift along the scenic Yellowstone river and bask in the awe-inspiring beauty of this one-of-a-kind region. Catch glimpses of local flora and fauna, explore local river islands, and take a dip in the refreshing waters as you drift on by. 

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Scenic River Adventures

Scenic River Float 

  • Prices begin at $300 and increase with group size
  • Duration 2 hours

Scenic River Float (With Option to Fish) 

  • $395 for 1- 3 people
  • $495 for 4 – 6 people
  • Duration 2.5 – 3 hours
  • Two people can fish at a time 
  • Montana Fishing Licenses required

Luxury Scenic Float 

  • $600 for 1-2 people
  • $750 for 4 people
  • $1,200 up to 6 people
  • Duration 3 hours
  • Locally crafted charcuterie board
  • Non-alcoholic drinks 
  • Blankets, binoculars, raincoats, life jackets
  • One vehicle shuttle included

Guided Kayak Float 

  • $100 for single paddler
  • $175 for double paddler
  • Duration 2 - 2.5 hours
  • Guide will handle all equipment and accompany you down the river
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Fly Fishing

A journey to Paradise Valley isn't complete without embracing one of Montana’s beloved pastimes: fly fishing. Practice patience, watch your line, and try your luck on one of Montana's many winding creeks flush with native sport fish.

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Fly Fishing

Guided Fly Fishing 

Deep Creek Outdoor can reserve full and half day guided floats on the Yellowstone River for you with a highly recommended local outfitter. Guides will meet you at Chico Hot Springs and provide transportation for your fishing excursion.

  • $700 for a full day
  • $600 for a half day
  • Lunch (for full days), transportation and equipment are provided
  • Does not include fishing license

Fly Fishing Lessons

Deep Creek Outdoor has partnered with the region’s most accredited fly fishing school to organize lessons that cater to both beginners and seasoned anglers. 

  • Two Hour Program
    • $250 + $50 for each additional person
  • Group Casting Lesson (on land only)
    • $50 per person per hour
  • Private Casting Lesson (on land only)
    • $70 per person per hour
  • Fly rods, reels, and flies are included
  • Does not include fishing license or waders

Fly Rod Rental

Visit one of the many fly fishing access points on the Yellowstone River, or take a quick hike up to the Chico trout pond for some catch-and-release fishing. Deep Creek Outdoor has maps to show you where to go!

  • $25 half day
  • $45 full day

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MT Outfitter # 10184

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Hiking

Experience the surrounding scenery from a brand new point of view, with guided hiking tours in the trails that wind around our resort and the surrounding Paradise Valley. Rent high powered optics for the chance to spot some bald eagles or grizzlies or gear up with walking sticks at Deep Creek Outdoor. 

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Hiking

Plant Foraging Hike 

Search for wild herbs on a hike to the Chico Trout Pond while learning how to harvest for home-made folk remedies, including tinctures and teas.  This class is a great compliment to the Wild Montana Tea Blending class, as you will learn to forage the specific herbs used in that class.

  • $50 per adult
  • $10 per child age 5 to 10 accompanied by an adult
  • 4 guest minimum
  • Duration: 1 hour

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River Rafting

Experience the mighty power or gentle majesty of the Yellowstone River on one of our river rafting tours, which can range from scenic rides to rip-roaring whitewater adventures. 

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Ziplining

Soar across pristine panoramic vistas and gurgling streams in the Montana wilderness on this special zipline adventure that features four zips and two adventure elements. 

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Ziplining

  • Adult $75, Child $65 (age 6 – 9)
  • Max of 2 children under 70 lbs per tour
  • 3 to 3.5 hours round trip
  • 260 lb weight limit
  • Trips depart from Gardiner, MT
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Mountain Biking

Set off on a unique adventure with a mountain biking expedition around the Paradise Valley. Our private Ranch 635 offers a five-mile loop trail with unparalleled panoramic views of the valley and surrounding mountain ranges. Bikes are available for rent at Deep Creek Outdoor. 

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Mountain Biking

Ground Rules

  • $80 full day
  • $45 half day
  • $25 per hour
  • Quantities are limited, reserve ahead to ensure availability