• Red cliffs descend into the water of Bighorn Canyon

    Bighorn Canyon

    National Recreation Area MT,WY

State Line Trail

Difficulty: Easy to moderate
Length: 1 mile round trip


For a serene private view of Bighorn Canyon, follow the trail markers from the trailhead sign just north of the Montana state line. The trail leads to the rim through juniper shrubland above limestone plateaus to discover a breathtaking view.

You can easily follow the trail markers along the ridge for several hundred feet, enjoying different views of the river carved canyon with every step. Just as the markers start directing you back to your vehicle, a small lizard disappears under a sagebrush reminding you to take one last look.

Did You Know?

Drift boat on the Bighorn River

The first 13 miles of the Bighorn River below Yellowtail Dam is the most fished area in the state of Montana, often attracting over 100,000 anglers each year. Surveys show that 75 percent of summer anglers are from out of state. More...