North Fork of the Sun Serengeti Tour

Explore the majestic North Fork of the Sun River Valley

Trip Details

Trip Date:

07/01/2020 - 07/06/2020

Trip Type:

Stock Supported

Number of Days/Nights:

6 Days - 5 Nights



Distance with Day Hikes:



Price Per Person:





  • Montana fly fishing
  • Big skies
  • Wildflowers
  • Wildlife
  • Historic fire lookout


Wildlife, wildflowers and wild rivers abound. Hike the North Fork of the Sun River at the height of its early summer glory on this six- day/five-night trip. The North Fork of the Sun Serengeti Tour is an excellent way to explore all the North Fork has to offer, from the headwaters to the confluence with the South Fork of the Sun. Once over Route Creek Pass, the days include walking through the mature forests of the upper North Fork of the Sun, basking next to cool river waters, hiking up to Beartop Lookout for a view of the entire North Fork Valley and strolling through wide meadows teeming with wildflowers.

The North Fork is one of the last truly pristine large river valleys in the lower 48 states and early summer is the perfect time to experience its magic. While trail days include mostly river-grade hiking, there are several opportunities to access higher elevations. With the spring runoff starting to slow, there will also be ample fishing opportunities.

This trip is wonderful for both avid hikers and those that want to relax along the river. It offers great swimming holes, plenty of day hikes, wildlife viewing and a matchless opportunity to explore the entire length of the North Fork of the Sun River Valley.

Please call or email for more details.
(406) 289–0863


Deposits are non-refundable, and the balance is due by May 15th  unless otherwise specified.  The balance is non-refundable after this date.  We do not give refunds for any reason. This includes but is not limited to: route changes due to wildfires, smoke, floods, trail conditions, or unprecedented weather events.  We do not give refunds if personal health inhibits you from participating on a trip.  Because of this, we STRONGLY recommend purchasing trip insurance.  We recommend Global Rescue’s Signature Travel Insurance.

Trip Rating Definitions



  • 5 - 8 mile travel days along river grade trail with some undulating terrain, but no major changes in elevation. All hiking is on maintained trail.


  • 6 – 10 mile travel days with some of those days requiring changes in elevation of 500 – 1200 ft. over several miles. Short portions of route may be off-trail.

Moderately Strenuous

  • 8 – 12+ mile travel days with some days having a combined change in elevation totaling 2,500 feet, or more, over several miles. Off-trail hiking and routing finding with short portions of limited exposure possible.


  • 7 – 12+ mile travel days with regular changes in elevation over a few miles. Frequent off-trail hiking over uneven terrain with areas of exposure and route finding involved. Previous backcountry experience required.

*Please note these descriptions are used for travel days only and are our attempt to provide a rating for the overall trip difficulty. On layover days we will offer optional hiking opportunities that may not be in keeping with the rest of the trip difficulty rating.

Additionally, changes in elevation are meant to represent the days’ starting and ending elevations, but not necessarily the total elevation lost and gained throughout the course of the day. If you have questions or concerns regarding trip difficulty and your abilities please contact us.