• Red cliffs descend into the water of Bighorn Canyon

    Bighorn Canyon

    National Recreation Area MT,WY

Historic Ranch Tours

Lockhart Ranch House
The Lockhart Ranch tour takes visitors not only around the grounds, but into several of the historic structures
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On Sunday's throughout the summer park rangers give tours of the Historic Ranches at Bighorn Canyon. Each week a different ranch will be featured. By the end of the summer, each ranch will have been toured twice. The ranches are:

Come learn the difference between a ghost town and a historic ranch at Hillsboro and the Cedarvale Dude Ranch. Hear about how Erastus Ewing came to Bighorn Canyon looking for gold, but instead laid claim to the water of Layout Creek and began a humble family ranch. Find out why Caroline Lockhart went from writing about the myth of the Old West to living the dream. Or relive the legendary legacy of the first cowboys in the eastern Bighorn Basin at the Mason-Lovell Ranch.

Each tour offers a unique perspective on the past. Visitors will learn how ranching history continues to exert its influence on the present. Come join us to relive the wild, rugged days of the American West!

Did You Know?

Drift boat on the Bighorn River

The first 13 miles of the Bighorn River below Yellowtail Dam is the most fished area in the state of Montana, often attracting over 100,000 anglers each year. Surveys show that 75 percent of summer anglers are from out of state. More...