• Red cliffs descend into the water of Bighorn Canyon

    Bighorn Canyon

    National Recreation Area MT,WY

Ranger Programs

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Ranger program at the Afterbay Campground Amphitheater
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Fort Smith, MT Afterbay Amphitheater

June 14th- Canyon Land of the Bighorn. Come listen to Ranger Smith talk about the history, ecology and geology of the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area.

June 20th- Canyon land of the Bighorn. Come listen to Ranger Berkhalter talk about the history, ecology and geology of Bighorn Canyon.

June 21st- Come learn about Plains Indian Material with Ranger Smith

June 27th- Canyon Land of the Bighorn. Come listen to Ranger Berkhaltertalk about the history, ecology and geology of the Bighorn Canyon.

June 28th- Fort CF Smith and the Bozeman Trail. Come listen to Ranger Smith talk about the fort that guarded the trail that people followed to the gold rush in what is now western Montana.

Horseshoe Bend Campground Amphitheater

June 14th- Do you see what I see? A close-up look (and more!) at Bighorn Canyon with Ranger Elgart.

June 27th- Come learn about mountain men. Many mountain men used the Bad Pass Trail that runs through the Bighorn Canyon area. Ranger Williams will wear mountain man clothes and fire a Hawken Rifle.

Did You Know?

Red chugwater cliffs at Horseshoe Bend, photo by Sharon Genaux

There are five distinct rock layers exposed in the ridge at Horseshoe Bend. The Sundance Formation contains marine fossils such as gryphaea, belemnites, and crinoid stems. Above the Sundance, the Morrison Formation, of Jurassic age, contains diplodocus and allosaurus dinosaur fossils. More...