• Red cliffs descend into the water of Bighorn Canyon

    Bighorn Canyon

    National Recreation Area MT,WY

Traffic And Travel Tips

Traffic_&_Travel_Tips

Park roads are winding and shoulders are narrow. The maximum speed limit is 35 mph in most areas. Allow plenty of travel time during your visit.

Winter Driving at Bighorn Canyon
In the park, practice safe winter driving :

  • Reduce your speed
  • Keep your headlights on for visibility
  • Allow extra distance between vehicles
  • Stay well back when following plows
  • Use low gears, especially when driving downhill
  • Never stop or park in a traffic lane.

Did You Know?

Fishing the Bighorn River, photo by Doug Haacke

Prior to the completion of Yellowtail Dam, the Bighorn River was a muddy, warm water prairie stream. The dam transformed the river into a cold, clear tailwater ideally suited to rainbow and brown trout, and aquatic insects. The Bighorn River now draws visitors and anglers from around the globe. More...