• Red cliffs descend into the water of Bighorn Canyon

    Bighorn Canyon

    National Recreation Area MT,WY

Park Statistics

Designations: National Recreation Area October 15, 1966

Acreage: 120,296

Park Visitation Statistics

Fiscal Year

Recreational

Non-Recreational

Total Visits *

Percentage Change

2007 210,709 6,900 217,609 14.71%
2006 182,798 6,900 189,698 -2.76%
2005 188,185 6,900 195,085 24.43%
2004 149,885 6,900 156,785 -34.29%
2003 231,715 6,900 238,615 29.44%
2002 177,445 6,900 184,345 -24.49%
2001 237,238 6,900 244,138 -0.55%
2000 238,579 6,900 245,479 1.46%
1999 235,041 6,900 241,941 -16.13%
1998 281,555 6,900 288,455 32.25%
1997 205,220 12,890 218,110 -34.50%
1996 302,188 30,825 333,013 -21.08%
1995 391,142 30,825 421,967 -

National Park Service Visitation Statistics
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Did You Know?

Bad Pass Trail marked by rock cairns, photo by S. Morstad

The 10,000 year old Bad Pass Trail, marked by rock cairns, was used by American Indians as a trade/travel route, then by mountain men, early settlers, and today by Bighorn Canyon visitors. More...