Welcome to Pray, Montana

  • Paradise Valley

    Photo courtesy: Montana Film Office

  • Chico Hot Springs

    Photo courtesy: Melanie Nashan

Pray is located along the Yellowstone River in the heart of Paradise Valley. Pray offers picturesque views of the Absaroka Mountain Range in the Gallatin National Forest. The area offers recreational opportunities such as river fishing, camping, rental cabins, hiking, and much more.

Pray is home to Chico Hot Springs Resort and Day Spa, which offers the quintessential Montana experience. Established in 1900 and currently on the National Historic Register, Chico is a year-round destination resort offering lodging, conventions, fine dining, saloon, gift shop, full day spa, natural hot springs pool, hiking, fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking, dogsledding and cross-country skiing.

Located between Livingston and Emigrant enroute to Yellowstone National Park, Pray is just a short drive away from one of Montana's biggest attractions. Yellowstone National Park is the world's first National Park, also the largest in the United States. Yellowstone was designated the world's first national park on March 1, 1872, with the area remaining largely in the same natural state as it was then. Yellowstone contains more than 2.2 million acres of steaming geysers, thundering waterfalls, crystalline lakes, and panoramic vistas. It is the world's most extensive area of geyser activity, harboring more than 10,000 thermal features. Yellowstone is also the greatest wildlife sanctuary in the United States, encompassing 3,472 square miles of wondrous beauty.