• Red cliffs descend into the water of Bighorn Canyon

    Bighorn Canyon

    National Recreation Area MT,WY

Things To Know Before You Come

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Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area has one of the most unique landscapes in the world. It is best to plan ahead to make sure you have a safe and enjoyable experience.
Bob Croft
 
Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area is an amazing contrast of high desert, deep lake and shallow river, mountains and canyons, primitive backcountry and modern technology.

To have the best experience possible, it is best to plan ahead for a visit to Bighorn Canyon. Click on any of the links below for some things you will want to know before your visit to the area.



Did You Know?

Bighorn Canyon rock layers as seen from the lake, photo by Sharon Genaux

While the height of the rim of Bighorn Canyon varies dramatically, the entire length of the rim is the same rock layer – the Madison Limestone. More...