• Red cliffs descend into the water of Bighorn Canyon

    Bighorn Canyon

    National Recreation Area MT,WY

Ranger Programs

Ranger program at the Afterbay Campground Amphitheater

Come For Inspiration, Interpretation and Information
Join a park ranger for an interpretive talk at one of our many interpretive programs. A variety of summer programs are offered at Bighorn Canyon. All ranger programs in Bighorn Canyon are free and do not require you to sign up in advance. Programs will be given each weekend during 2012 throughout the summer season (mid-June to mid-August) in both the North and South Districts.

  • In the North District, programs are given at the Afterbay Campground Amphitheatre at 8:00 p.m on Saturday nights.
  • In the South District, programs are given at the Horseshoe Bend Campground Amphitheatre at 8:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Intermittent tours of the Historic Ranches will be given several times during the summer. For more information call: 307-548-5406.

Whether you seek a short interaction or plan to fill multiple days attending these programs, park rangers are here to help you understand, appreciate, and take care of your park.

Did You Know?

Fort Smith Monument, photo by S. Dalby

Fort C.F. Smith, was the most isolated of the posts which guarded the Bozeman Trail. Active from August 1866 to July 1868, it was under constant threat from the Sioux and Northern Cheyenne tribes during Red Cloud’s War. The U.S. government was forced to abandon the fort and trail. Some historians have called this conflict, “the first war the United States ever lost.” More...