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Madison County is located in Idaho's Upper Snake River Valley. Named for James Madison, the fourth president of the United States, the county seat is at Rexburg. Rexburg is more than a retail destination and thriving college town, it is the gateway to adventure. With Teton, Targhee National Forests, Yellowstone National Park, several State Parks, BLM lands refuges, your recreational possibilities are endless. Outside of Rexburg the area abounds with hiking, hunting, fishing, camping, dirt biking, boating, kayaking, and many more year-round outdoor sports.
Much of Madison County rests on top of a shield volcano just north of Rigby, ID. Many different types of volcanoes exist near Madison County, including cinder cones, spatter cones, other shield volcanoes, and volcanic fissures. There are lava fields to the west and south, the results of open fissure eruptions from about two thousand years ago. Nearby Craters of the Moon National Monument presents the most obvious features of this recent activity. Sediment deposits enriched by volcanism make the surrounding area famous for its production of large starch-rich potatoes.
Summer in Teton Valley offers visitors and residents a variety of outdoor recreational activities. Come the Fourth of July, people from all over the country make the trip to Teton Valley to participate in the annual Summer Festival. Summer Festival is four days of fun. There is a hot air balloon rally, Craft Fair, Antique show, Rodeo, Parade, Community Breafast and BBQ, and what July 4th wouldn't be complete without Fireworks! There is something for the whole family to enjoy at Summer Festival.
The mountains surrounding Teton Valley boast an average of 500 inches of super-light powder snow every year. One theory has it that storms are stalled on the Idaho side of the Teton Range, before moving on to the east side of the range and Jackson Hole. Regardless of why we get so much snow, the benefits are obvious: winter sports are vibrant in Teton Valley!
There are plenty of different ways to enjoy all of our snow, whether you are into snowboarding, Alpine or Nordic skiing, snow machining, snow shoeing or back country skiing. There are plenty of competitions during the winter months including the nordic skiing Teton Ridge Classic, the Spud Chase at Teton Springs Resort, and a variety of downhill events at Grand Targhee Resort.