Bighorn Canyon
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Recreation Area

Deep Gorge on Montana / Wyoming Border
Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area is a national park unit established by an act of Congress on October 15, 1966, following the construction of the Yellowtail Dam by the Bureau of Reclamation. It straddles the border between Wyoming and Montana. The dam, named after the famous Crow leader Robert Yellowtail, harnesses the waters of the Bighorn River by turning that variable watercourse into Bi…
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A short steep hike (4.4 miles round trip, elevation gain 1,300 ft.) provides sup…
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Explore the Rim of Bighorn Canyon in Solitude
The Lower Layout Creek trail is one of the longer trails in Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area and is a great place to wander through the junipers and around the dramatic nearly-vertical rim of Bighorn Canyon – with some luck you could see wild horses. The journey is 1.5 to 2 miles one-way to…
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Views of Triangular Island of Limestone
The Ranger’s Delight trail in Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area is a 1 mile long (out-and-back) hike to a rocky viewpoint of Bighorn Canyon. It is gently uphill most of the way, but it is short enough that it only takes a half hour. Long ago, the Bighorn River meandered through an area now…
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Short Hike to Very Scenic Canyon Overlook
Beside’s the nearby Devils Canyon Overlook, the overlook on Sullivan’s Knob Trail is one of the most scenic points to view Bighorn Canyon. This easy, 1 mile loop skirts around the southern side of Sullivan’s Knob to a very humbling cliff edge. The out-and-back journey takes only 30 minutes or so.…
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Southern Access to Bighorn Canyon
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Park-Like Picnic Area With Shelters and Playground
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Many Campsites on Top of Flat
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Ramp and Piers in Heart of Bighorn Canyon
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Campsites Nestled in Trees Next to Trail Creek
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Sheltered Picnic Site at Campground
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Trail to Historic Cedarvale Dude Ranch
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