• Red cliffs descend into the water of Bighorn Canyon

    Bighorn Canyon

    National Recreation Area MT,WY

4 - The Future

Bighorn Lake and the canyon create a stunning reflection
What will the future bring? Perhaps even more majestic vistas such as this one!
NPS (Henthorne)
 

After Yellowtail Dam
The immediate future for Bighorn Canyon will be dominated by erosion especially when Yellowtail Dam is eroded out of the way. Heavy deposits of volcanic ash may come this way from Yellowstone.

As geologists study the Earth and how the oceans and continents have been and continue to change through time, big changes await in the future. If we are prepared, we will be able to live with those changes. The future may be millions of years from now. Then again: the future may be tomorrow.

Did You Know?

Fort Smith Monument, photo by S. Dalby

On August 1, 1867, a haying party of 25 soldiers and civilians held off the attacks of over 800 Sioux and Northern Cheyenne warriors in the hayfields 2 ½ miles northeast of Fort Smith. The outcome was a draw. The incident became known as the Hayfield Fight. More...