For beauty, summer climate, access to other great places (including Bozeman which is only 52 miles to the northeast), friendly people, relaxation and, best of all, fantastic fishing, Ennis Montana cannot be beat.
Surrounded by three million acres of the Beaverhead National Forest, Ennis is a prime destination for outdoor enthusiasts of all types. Within these pristine acres lie the Madison Range, the Gravelly Range, and the Tobacco Root Mountains. The combination of forested mountains along with access to the beautiful Madison River, yields exceptional opportunities for recreating.
Ennis lies in the heart of the Madison Valley in the southwestern corner of Montana. A small, authentic western town, Ennis MT is known primarily for its fly-fishing. An easy drive southwest of Bozeman will have you in Ennis in an hour.
Lodging and Services
Accommodations in Ennis range from six motels to five bed & breakfast inns to private ranches. None is overly expensive and the rate will depend on what you want in the amount of luxury and amenities during your stay.
There are at least 13 restaurants available throughout Ennis providing everything from pizza to elk with porcini mushrooms. They even have a fast food drive-in and a drive-in coffee hut in town.
The town is billed as the Fly Fishing Capital of the World. If fishing isn’t what you desire, the area has horseback riding, boating, hiking, camping or just relaxing.
Ennis and the Madison Valley are both close to many attractions including Yellowstone Park, Big Sky Ski Resort and some of the greatest fly-fishing in the world. The town is billed as the Fly Fishing Capital of the World.
From downtown Bozeman, follow West Main Street out of town. Main Street turns into US 191 which turns into MT-84. At about 30 miles, turn left/south onto US 287 and follow all the way into Ennis, Montana. The drive takes about an hour.
At the US 287 junction, take some time to take a dip at the Norris Hot Springs.
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