• Red cliffs descend into the water of Bighorn Canyon

    Bighorn Canyon

    National Recreation Area MT,WY

Places To Go

Bighorn Canyon Visitor Center

Bighorn Canyon Visitor Center, Lovell, Wyoming


Bighorn Canyon has four visitor centers/visitor contact stations in addition to five scenic campgrounds to choose from.

Whether you are just passing through on scenic Highway 14A, headed to the Bighorn for fishing or auto touring the park road in the South District, our visitor centers page will show you where to learn more about the park!

The campgrounds page will give you all the details on either drive or boat in spots, from the surreal red rocks of Horseshoe Bend to the towering walls of Black Canyon!

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?

Kane cemetery, photo by S. Morstad

Today the Kane/Ionia Cemetery, a railroad marker, and old bridge abutments are all that remain of Kane, Wyoming. Although you cannot see the buildings or even the pattern of the city streets, the stories of the community can still be heard. Kane is gone, but definitely not forgotten. More...