Location & Gear

Ruby Springs Lodge is located on the banks of the fabled Ruby River near Twin Bridges, Montana—approximately 1 hour from Butte and 1.5 hours from Bozeman.

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AIRPORTS & DIRECTIONS 

Rental cars and shuttle services are available at an additional charge for all of the airports listed on this sheet. 

BUTTE: BERT MOONEY FIELD - BTM (406) 494-3771 / 60 miles (1 hour) from the Lodge 

Serviced by SkyWest/Delta (800) 221-1212 and Horizon/Alaska (800) 547-9380 

Leaving the airport, take a left onto Harrison Ave. Drive ¼ mile and turn left onto Hwy 2. Drive 21 miles and turn right onto Hwy 41. Drive 12 miles to the ‘T’ in the road, and turn right onto Hwy 55. Go straight through Silver Star, Twin Bridges, Sheridan, and Laurin. The lodge is ¼ mile past Laurin on the right (there’s a small sign). If you reach Alder, you’ve gone too far. 

BOZEMAN: GALLATIN FIELD - BZN (406) 388-8321 / 75 miles (1.5 hours) from the Lodge 

Serviced by Northwest (800) 225-2525, United (800) 241-6522, SkyWest/Delta (800) 221-1212, and Horizon/Alaska (800) 547-9380 

Turn right out of the airport, and come into Belgrade. Turn left at the 4-way stop in town, and follow this road as it crosses the tracks, curves around to the right, and comes to the stoplight at Jackrabbit Lane. Turn left, cross I-90, and continue 7 miles to the first stoplight, at Four Corners. Turn right on Hwy 84, and follow this road to where it ends at a ‘T’ at Norris. Turn left in Norris onto Hwy 287, and come into Ennis. Bear right in Ennis at the bronze fisherman statue, to go up and over the pass to Virginia City. Come through VA and Nevada cities, and through Alder. The lodge is 1.5 miles past Alder on your left (there’s a small sign). If you reach Laurin, you’ve gone too far.

PRIVATE AIRSTRIPS & DIRECTIONS 

DILLON: DILLON FLYING SERVICES (406) 683-5242 / 45 miles (40 minutes) from the Lodge 

Dillon is our most commonly-used airstrip for private and chartered flights (there is no commercial service). It has a 6500- foot runway, paved and lighted, with fuel service available. Turn right out of the airport onto Hwy 41, and drive into Twin Bridges. Turn right in Twin to get onto Hwy 287, and drive 20 miles through Sheridan and Laurin. The lodge is ¼ mile past Laurin on the right (there’s a small sign). If you reach Alder, you’ve gone too far. 

TWIN BRIDGES: TWIN BRIDGES LANDING STRIP (406) 684-5866 / 20 miles (15 minutes) from the lodge 

This strip only supports private and chartered aircraft. It has a 4300’ paved and lighted runway, with fuel service available. Turn left out of the airport onto Hwy 287, and drive through Sheridan and Laurin. The lodge is ¼ mile past Laurin on the right (there’s a small sign). If you reach Alder, you’ve gone too far. 

ENNIS: CHOICE AVIATION (406) 682-7502 / 30 miles (25 minutes) from the lodge 

This strip only supports private and chartered aircraft. It has a 6600’ paved and lighted runway with fuel services. Turn right out of the airport onto Hwy 287, and follow 287 through VA City and Alder. The lodge is 1.5 miles past Alder on your left (there’s a small sign). If you reach Laurin, you’ve gone too far.


CLOTHING & GEAR LIST

The lodge is equipped with Sage and Redington fly rods, Simms and Redington waders, and Simms wading boots which are available to guests free of charge. We also have a well-stocked tackle shop for additional fishing and comfort needs.

Summer

  • 4, 5, or 6 weight fly rod with floating line 
  • Chest waders, lightweight, Gore-Tex 
  • Walking/wading shoes and/or river sandals 
  • Rain jacket
  • Long sleeve shirt (for sun or cold) 
  • Baseball or fishing hat 
  • Polarized sunglasses 
  • Camera 
  • Bug repellant and sunscreen 

Spring/Fall [in addition to the items for summer]:

  • Mid-weight warm coat and/or fleece pullover 
  • Baseball or fishing hat and a warm hat (wool or fleece) 
  • Warm gloves 

Winter [in addition to the items for spring/fall]:

  • Several pairs of warm socks 
  • Heavy-weight polypro (or similar) long underwear 
  • Heavy-weight warm coat and/or fleece pullover 
  • Baseball or fishing hat and a warm hat (wool or fleece)

406.842.5250  |  INFO@RUBYSPRINGSLODGE.COM  |  ALDER, MONTANA