• Red cliffs descend into the water of Bighorn Canyon

    Bighorn Canyon

    National Recreation Area MT,WY

Beaver Pond Nature Trail

Begin hiking at the west end of the sidewalk at the Afterbay Contact Station. Travel across the yucca flats to the ridge above Lime Kiln Creek. Below the creek is littered with gnawed trees and other building materials. This is one construction sight you will want to take a closer look at.

The trail begins to wind down the steep hill side to the bottom where you can sit among the beaver ponds and marvel at their ingenuity.

Did You Know?

Veiw of the Bighorn Mountains from the Yellowtail Habitat, photo by K. Schwab

One of the most famous fossil discoveries is within view of Bighorn Canyon. Natural Trap Cave is well known within the scientific community due to the presence of over 40,000 fossil bones, among them the remains of the Short-faced bear, American lion, American Cheetah, American Camel, and Mammoth. More...