Take the road less traveled. Go with the flow of the Madison River and find breathtaking mountainous landscapes, unspoiled wilderness, and abundant wildlife. Ennis, Montana is the heart of Madison County, full of western charm, and rich in recreational activities.
Plan your Big Sky Winter Vacation!
Surrounded by the Beaverhead-Deerlodge and Gallatin National Forests, and Yellowstone National Park, our area offers exceptional winter activities.
Spirit of Christmas Stroll
Experience Ennis during an old-fashioned Christmas Stroll. Merchants will be open late, featuring Christmas treats for all! Learn more here.
Put your team together! Celebrate the 10th Anniversary West Yellowstone/Hebgen Lake North American Ice Fishing Circuit (NAIFC) tournament on January 9, 2022. Register here.
There are endless snowmobiling adventures in Madison County, including the 50-mile above the tree lines, Black Butte/Lobo Mesa Loop Snowmobile Trail. Make sure to check with the Montana DNR when making your plans to learn which trails or courses allow snowmobiles.
Explore Yellowstone National Park in a new way from your snowmobile.
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone became the first national park in 1872. It is located 72 miles from Ennis, making it just far enough away from the crowds and close enough for a day of adventure in the park. Visit and be wowed by the unique hydrothermal and geologic wonders.
Ennis Lake is a perfect spot for ice-skating. The lake is shallow and freezes quickly. This is also an excellent location for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
Winter Fly-Fishing on a Blue Ribbon Trout Stream
The Madison River is a Blue Ribbon Trout Stream. This renowned river is what brings many to Madison River Valley, specifically the section running through Ennis. The pristine water, snowcapped mountains to your east and west, and wide-open nature on the banks provide incredible views along with top-notch fishing.
“Earthquake” Lake was created after the Hebgen Lake Earthquake struck on August 17, 1959, measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale. This is a beautiful spot for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
Walk, Hike, or Snowshoe at Lions Club Park “Jewel of Ennis” with front row seats to the Madison River. This is fun for the whole family, and a good spot to view wildlife.
Norris Hot Springs. Eat, drink, and enjoy live music while soaking in nature’s hot tub at Montana’s geothermal wonder.
At Sportsman’s Lodge, relax and enjoy a true Montana winter in one of our warm rustic cabins, eat delicious comfort food at our full-service restaurant, or sample your way through the largest craft beer menu in Ennis.
Sportsman’s Bar and Casino
Catch up with sports or give Lady Luck a run for her money with 18 gaming machines in our casino, along with multiple HD TVs and a full bar; you won’t run out of ways to pass the time. *NOW FEATURING NFL SUNDAY TICKET* Catch every game every Sunday this football season at the Sportsman’s Lodge!
We are here to help you plan your next Montana vacation!
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (406) 682-4242.