Madison River Country: Missouri Headwaters State Park to West Yellowstone

Ennis Montana Scenic Byways

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This 90-mile drive skirts the folds, crinkles, and arêtes of the high Madison Range and the sparkling waters of the Madison River and nearby lakes. Enjoy this fly-fisher’s paradise, or take a 28-mile side trip and relive Montana’s gold rush in Virginia City, a restored ghost town. Special attractions: Missouri Headwaters State Park, Lewis and Clark Caverns, Virginia City, Nevada City, Madison River, Quake Lake, Hebgen Lake; camping, boating, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and wildlife viewing. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
Scenic Driving Montana

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Scenic Driving Montana

by S. A. Snyder (Falcon Publishing)

This 90-mile drive skirts the folds, crinkles, and arêtes of the high Madison Range and the sparkling waters of the Madison River and nearby lakes. Enjoy this fly-fisher’s paradise, or take a 28-mile side trip and relive Montana’s gold rush in Virginia City, a restored ghost town. Special attractions: Missouri Headwaters State Park, Lewis and Clark Caverns, Virginia City, Nevada City, Madison River, Quake Lake, Hebgen Lake; camping, boating, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and wildlife viewing. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.

©   S. A. Snyder/Falcon Publishing. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Ennis
Distance: 90
Season: Year-round, may be difficult in winter
Local Contacts: Beaverhead National Forest, Madison Ranger District
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