Sun River is born in the high country of the Bob Marshall Wilderness, and grows rapidly to a sizable fishing stream that flows some 30 miles through the most magnificent mountain scenery in America.
While luring the elusive hard-fighting native rainbow and cutthroat trout from clear cold waters, it is not unusual to view deer, elk and many other forms of wildlife.
The Sun River is graced with long, low banks. This makes the “Sun” a fly-caster’s dream. The fishing in the back country is at its best from mid-June through October, with water levels dropping very little from July through October.
The fishing in high mountain lakes begins a little later, usually about mid-July or whenever the snow melt allows passage into high altitude lakes such as Bear Lake.
Bear Lake is a jewel-like body of water set in a crater shaped bowl not far from the Continental Divide. Plans are best made to be there in early August.
The North Fork of the Sun River winds its way out of the wilderness where it is joined by the South Fork to make Gibson Reservoir, which is a man-made flood control lake. Fishing in the lake by boat or from shore is often fantastic. Bring your family and your fishing poles.
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 KadieCheri (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 funJennifer (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)