If coming from the west coast travel past Missoula, MT.

  • Turn off at Bonner, Highway 200.
  • You will pass Lincoln and continue on until you reach Bowman’s Corner.
  • Turn off on Highway 287—headed towards Augusta.


If coming from the east, travel to Great Falls, MT.

  • Go North on I-15, turn off on the Vaughn exit (290).
  • Continue on through Fort Shaw and Simms (Highway 200).
  • After Simms, turn off on Highway 21—headed towards Augusta.


Upon arrival at Augusta, DO NOT USE A PALM PILOT OR ANY NAVIGATION SYSTEM! It will send you off in a round about direction.

  • At the only set of four-way stop signs in town, go straight or turn toward Gibson Reservoir/Willow Creek at the stop sign (on main street).
  • Pass by the Forest Service building, a cemetery and a dump site.
  • You should encounter a gravel road and will be heading west. This is the correct gravel road. DO NOT TAKE THE BENCHMARK ROAD!
  • After traveling five miles down the gravel road, you will come upon a bunch of signs…one of which is ours. Turn right.
  • Travel another 18 miles on gravel (it will seem like 50 miles; keep coming).
  • You will reach a paved road upon entering the Lewis and Clark National Forest. Continue until seeing another Sun Canyon Lodge sign. Turn left and dead end at our Lodge.


Plan on a 30 minute drive from Augusta to our Lodge. We are 21 miles from town.

Please feel free to call if you have any questions (do this prior to leaving Augusta; as our cell service is limited after leaving town). 406-562-3654

Safe travels and we will see you soon.

Download printable driving directions HERE

Niki Carlbom
Sun Canyon Lodge & Outfitting

customerS’ reviews

This is the most wonderful place to be. My husband and I spent our honeymoon in sun canyon and it has become our favorite place. I will continue to come here for as long as I can. This is a great place to make memories. Thanks Josh And Nikki. You are great people. Love you Charlie and Kadie

Cheri (Facebook Review)

I went to my friends wedding and from the time we got there to check in the staff was so awesome and the Sun Canyon lodge camping area is absolutely beautiful! Sleeping in your tent next to the creek was wonderful to listen to! Fun fun fun

Jennifer (Google Review)

We stayed here for several nights. The camp ground is terrific. Showers are amazing! The restaurant serves terrific meals and the prices are reasonable. They go out of their way to make you feel at home. They don’t treat you guests, they treat you like family. Thank you to Nikki, Josh and cowboy Nick for making our stay memorable and fun.

This is a beautiful spot. The fishing opportunities are excellent and you can’t beat the Bob Marshall wilderness for hiking and horseback riding. I’ve travelled all over the west and highly recommend this place.

Mike (Yelp Review)

Outstanding! From my initial phone call inquiring about scheduling a ride for nine, of varying ages and experience, to the end of the beautiful, amazing ride our day was spectacular. Gracious, kind, knowledgeable and a beautiful setting. A++++

Trip Advisor Reviewer

A true piece of heaven hidden in the Rockies. Whether you are a camping local or a cabin-renting out-of-state tourist, this is a place of peace, beauty, super clean facilities and some of the best burgers you will ever taste. The views are breathtaking and the staff is wonderful. A Montana “must do!” Would recommend without question or hesitation.

Carrie (Facebook Review)

Truly an amazing experience. Niki and Josh run a great business. Their staff is outstanding. I will definitely be back in the future.

Jeff (Google Review)

Sun Canyon Lodge is tucked in to a breathtakingly beautiful gulch with a cliff on one side and mountain views on the others. Josh and Niki are wonderful hosts, with Niki handling things at the Lodge and Josh guiding the wilderness piece of the adventure. The cabins surrounding the main lodge are charmingly rustic and immaculate. The main lodge, with the restaurant and bar, is warm and cozy. The stables and corrals are a short stroll away so you can visit the animals and if you’re lucky, see a new foal! Be sure to ask Josh and Niki’s young son Charlie for a tour.

Nadine (Trip Advisor Review)

The staff was amazing. The scenery was spectacular. The accommodations were cozy. I really appreciated the whole operation–this was in the middle of covid and though the mask mandate did not apply to Teton County, they struck a balance between careful and adaptable. I recommend highly!

Betsy (Yelp Review)