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.
Bighorn Canyon Historical Weather Information Links
Did You Know?
The Lockhart Ranch - the best preserved historic homestead - in the Bighorn Basin was owned by noted author Caroline Lockhart. Starting with 160 acres in 1926, she added land until she controlled over 6,000 acres. More...