Places To Go
Bighorn Canyon has four visitor centers/visitor contact stations in addition to five scenic campgrounds to choose from.
The Lockhart Ranch, Mason-Lovell Ranch, Ewing-Snell Ranch and Hillsboro Ranch are four historic ranches in the south district of the park that are worth seeing. The Yellowtail Dam Visitor Center is open during the summer months, and the center offers an awesome view of the 525 feet tall dam. The best way to view the canyon is in a boat or a kayak. Boating and fishing are the top two main reasons people visit the park. If you enjoy hiking, there are fourteen hiking trails to choose from thoughout the park. There are short hikes as well as tougher trails for the adventurous. If you just want a great view of the canyon that you can drive to, the Devil Canyon Overlook is a great place for spectacular scenery.
Did You Know?
There are over 350 Abandoned Mineral land sites recorded in Bighorn Canyon, and even more are being discovered. These sites are the result of a mining boom, caused by the search for uranium in the production of nuclear weapons during the Cold War. Even with research the names of the companies responsible for the test sites have not been found. More...