• 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?

Blacksmith shop at the Mason/Lovell Ranch, photo by C. Fleming

The one and a half story frame Henry Clay Lovell House, was built between 1895 and 1900. Visitors remember it as elegantly furnished with a carpeted stairway leading to the upstairs bedroom. Carbide lights were used, which may have caused the fire that destroyed the home in the early 1930’s. More...