• 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?

Aerial view of Bighorn Canyon

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...