• Red cliffs descend into the water of Bighorn Canyon

    Bighorn Canyon

    National Recreation Area MT,WY

Bighorn Canyon Visitor Center

Cal S. Taggart Bighorn Canyon Visitor Center
Cal S. Taggart Bighorn Canyon Visitor Center
NPS
 

Cal S. Taggart Bighorn Canyon Visitor Center

Hours:
8:30AM-4:30PM daily during the fall and winter months. We will be open from 8AM-6PM from the end of May until Labor Day.


Phone:
307-548-5406

Location:
Located 11 miles south and west of the south entrance to Bighorn Canyon in the town of Lovell, Wyoming at the junction of Highways 14A and 310.

Closures:
Open all year except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.
Special Programs:
Films on request
"The Land of the Bighorn" 20-minutes "Mustangs on the Mountain" 15 minutes
"Medicine Wheel" 15 minutes
"Geology of Bighorn Canyon" 12 minutes

Exhibits:
Relief map of Bighorn Canyon and the surrounding areas. Some geological, historical and photo exhibits on the natural and cultural history of the area.

Available Facilities:
Restrooms
Picnic Area
Nature Trail
Books and other items available 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...