• Red cliffs descend into the water of Bighorn Canyon

    Bighorn Canyon

    National Recreation Area MT,WY

Weather

North end of Bighorn Lake

The northern end of Bighorn Lake averages 18 inches of precipitation

NPS

Weather in the Park

North District: Semi-arid, receiving 18 to 20 inches of rain annually.

South District: is a high desert in the rain shadow of the Rocky Mountains. Rainfall averages from 6 to 10 inches annually.

Summer temperatures: Highs in the 80s (F) and 90s (F), lows in the 50s (F) and 60s (F). Summer temperatures can peak over 100 degrees.

Winter temperatures: Range in the 20s and 30s with low temperatures averageing the 10s (F) and 20s (F). During the winter the thermometer can drop below 0 (F) with extreme wind chill factors.

Weather Forecasts

We have weather reports and forecasts available from a few different sources.

Weather Links

Bighorn Canyon Historical Weather Information Links

Did You Know?

State Line trail marker, photo by C. Fleming

There are 13 trails with a combined mileage of approximately 27 miles in Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area. There are 3 trails with a combined mileage of 2 miles in the North District of the park. The remaining 10 trails are located in the South District of the park. More...