If your passion is backcountry fly fishing, then it doesn’t get any better than our Bob Marshall Wilderness fishing trips. In particular, our North Fork Sun River trip is the best thing going!
7 Lazy P Outfitting offers this 7 day Bob Marshall Wilderness fishing trip follows the Sun River down to the Benchmark. You’ll enjoy shorter moving days and a layover at every camp. This means you’ll have lots of time to be on the river.
This trip offers great fishing, easy rides down the beautiful North Fork Sun River valley, and a relaxed pace with nice campsites. If you’ve always wanted to learn fly fishing, then we will teach you and even provide the gear. Did we mention the fishing is great?!?!
This is a great first pack trip, and we offer a shorter trip itinerary, if desired. Check out the North Fork Sun River trip details below, and if you are wanting something else, then be sure to explore our other summer trips.
Note: This is the itinerary for the 1st Sun River Trip. If you are on the 2nd trip you will do this itinerary in reverse, departing from the Benchmark trailhead and returning to the 7 Lazy P guest ranch.
After breakfast everyone will head down to the corral area. While you get the final fit for your saddle, the packers will load the mules. After a thorough riding and safety demonstration you and your guide will begin your trip. We will ride up the Middle Fork of the Teton on our way to Route Creek Pass. After we ride over the 7,200’ pass, we will descend down into the headwaters of the North Fork of the Sun River. We will arrive at our camp for 2 nights on Wrangle Creek. Die hards should find enough time for a quick trip to the river for a few casts. Total: 13 miles and about 5 hours of riding time
The river is only about ¾ of a mile from camp. If there are several fisherman, we will recommend some walk down and the crew can transport others on horseback to a river access a few miles down stream. For those not inclined to fish, there are some great hikes right out of camp, or you may join a short ride to drop fishermen.
We pack up and move down river today to our next campsite at Sulphur Creek. This is a beautiful park right next to the River. Fishing can start soon after the gear is unloaded and camp is set. This is a beautiful stretch of water with excellent holes and great fish densities. Directly above this campsite, the landscape is large open hillsides covered with lush grass. It is a guest favorite to watch the horses and mules run up on to these hills when they get turned out to graze. Total: 11 river grade miles and about 4 hours of riding time
Fish in both directions. Maybe relax, take a nap, and fish some more. Oh, and when the sun is high, it’s a great time to take a swim!
We’re off again down river where we'll cross over and ride over a drainage divide to the South Fork of the Sun. We'll end up at our appropriately named campsite at Pretty Prairie. And yes, we are right close to the water. Total: 11 miles and 4 hours of riding time
This is another layover day. The South Fork is a faster moving stretch of water, and will offer plenty of fishing opportunity in either direction. Other activities besides relaxing are some short hikes or a ride up the West Fork of the Sun.
This is our moving day and we need everyone to be ready early to get on the trail. We'll make a relatively short 7 mile ride out to the Benchmark trailhead where we will be met by staff from the lodge. They will have another crew and guests who will go back to our Pretty Prairie camp and reverse the trip back to the lodge. We want to be out to the trailhead at around noon. It is about a 2 hour vehicle ride back to the 7 Lazy P guest ranch. Guests will depart the 7 Lazy P guest ranch midmorning the next day.
"We did a pack trip last summer. We had an excellent time. The family, employees included, was so wonderful. Coming from a metropolitan area it was so refreshing to visit somewhere where people are still so friendly. Montana is beautiful and I would highly recommend this company for a pack take on a camping vacation. "
"My family and I had a fantastic experience with 7 Lazy P!! We can’t wait to do it again only this time adding new family members and friends to the experience! "
"Just back from a 7 day trip. Five guests to the South Chinese Wall. Had a great time...beautiful landscape, great campsites...the food was excellent...and the fishing couldn't be better. These are the outfitters you want to choose. "
"If you're looking for a great trip in the Montana wilderness, run by some fantastic people, you can't go wrong with 7 Lazy P Outfitting. Highly recommended - you won't regret it. "