Sykes Mountain Trail
This is a favorite hike for many, but is less enjoyable during hot summer days. As the trail weaves and climbs through junipers, boulders, and sandstone ledges, the hiker feels as if they are hiking through layers of time. Even an amateur geologist can tell the mountain has layers that have recorded the changes nature has experienced through the ages.
Did You Know?
Long before the Bighorn River was tamed by the Yellowtail Dam, the roiling waters through the canyon were feared. During spring snowmelt, the water turned into a raging torrent, a combination of whirlpools, rapids, and eddies. Conversely, the river through the canyon had a reputation for being placid by late summer, when dry heat and lack of rainfall turned it into a sedate stream. More...