• Red cliffs descend into the water of Bighorn Canyon

    Bighorn Canyon

    National Recreation Area MT,WY

Afterbay Ranger and Contact Station

Afterbay Contact Station
Afterbay Contact Station awaits visitors on a frosty winter day!
Interior of the Afterbay Contact Station

Interior of the Afterbay Contact Station


Afterbay Contact Station

When staffing allows: 9 AM-5 PM


Fort Smith, Montana.

Special Programs:
"The Land of the Bighorn" film (20 min.) is available for viewing
"Geology of Bighorn Canyon" 12 minutes

Available Services:
Restrooms, Park entrance fees collected and all passes sold. Books and other items for sale through Western National Parks Association.

Did You Know?

Aerial view of Bighorn Canyon

Long before the Bighorn River was tamed by the Yellowtail Dam, the roiling waters through the canyon were feared. During spring snowmelt, the water turned into a raging torrent, a combination of whirlpools, rapids, and eddies. Conversely, the river through the canyon had a reputation for being placid by late summer, when dry heat and lack of rainfall turned it into a sedate stream. More...