Early Spring hike on Rocky Mountain Front in the Sun Canyon west of Augusta. There are no designated trails in this open area beneath Castle Reef and along the Sun River. Access is from Home Gulch and a small parking area at the southern tip of the reef. We walked beneath the reef along a number of cliff bands, gaining and losting about 2,300 feet on the 5.3 mile hike. We saw three bands of bighorn sheep and many whitetail deer that love the willow covered Sun River bottom. We saw early spring flowers like the pink/purple Douglasia, and Pasque Flower.


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Created by: montana_tom
Distance: 5.4 mi
Ascent: 1,790 ft
Date: 04/06/2017
Duration: 5 hrs 29 min
Descent: 1,791 ft
Difficulty: Intermediate


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