• 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?

Catch of the Day, photo by Doug Haacke

The Bighorn River is a tailwater, which means the water temperature doesn’t fluctuate like a freestone river, and rarely freezes. This means float and wade fishing is available year round, and anglers can be found on the water 365 days a year. More...