• Red cliffs descend into the water of Bighorn Canyon

    Bighorn Canyon

    National Recreation Area MT,WY

Operating Hours & Seasons

Bighorn Canyon Visitor Center

Bighorn Canyon Visitor Center

NPS

Cal S. Taggart Bighorn Canyon Visitor Center - Lovell, Wyoming

Hours:
Open 7 days per week 8:30 AM-4:30 PM

After September 1, the visitor center will be open 8:30 AM-4:30 PM

The visitor center will be closed on the following federal holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.

The visitor center has four movies: The Land of the Bighorn, Mustangs on the Mountain, The Geology of Bighorn Canyon and Medicine Wheel that are played on request. There are picnic tables in front of the visitor center, and several exhibits inside the visitor center. Our historic ranches exhibit is the newest.

Call: 307-548-5406

 
Afterbay Contact Station

Afterbay Contact Station

NPS

Afterbay Contact Station - Fort Smith, Montana
Open intermittently. If you have any questions please call: 406-666-3321, or the number below. After September 1, 2014, the contact station will be open 9 AM-5PM as staffing allows. The movie Land of the Bighorn can be played on request when the station is open.

Call: 406-666-2351

 
Yellowtail Dam

Yellowtail Dam

NPS

Yellowtail Dam Visitor Center, Fort Smith, Montana
Closed after September 1, 2014
When the visitor center is open, you can request to see the movie Land of the Bighorn.

Open until early September.

Call: 406-666-9961

 
Crooked Creek Contact Station

Crooked Creek Ranger Station

NPS

Crooked Creek Contact Station (near Horseshoe Bend turnoff)
Hours may vary depending on staffing
Call: 307-548-7326

Did You Know?

Blacksmith shop at the Mason/Lovell Ranch, photo by C. Fleming

The one and a half story frame Henry Clay Lovell House, was built between 1895 and 1900. Visitors remember it as elegantly furnished with a carpeted stairway leading to the upstairs bedroom. Carbide lights were used, which may have caused the fire that destroyed the home in the early 1930’s. More...