• 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?

State Line trail marker, photo by C. Fleming

There are 13 trails with a combined mileage of approximately 27 miles in Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area. There are 3 trails with a combined mileage of 2 miles in the North District of the park. The remaining 10 trails are located in the South District of the park. More...