• Red cliffs descend into the water of Bighorn Canyon

    Bighorn Canyon

    National Recreation Area MT,WY

Your Safety

Wild Horses

Wild Horses are magnificent animals, but remember to never approach them

Kayla Grams

Be Safe, Not Sorry
Bighorn Canyon is a wilderness filled with natural and cultural wonders that are also potential hazards at times. There is no guarantee of your safety. Regulations are strictly enforced to protect you and the park's wonders.

Footwear
Ankle injuries are our number one safety
problem!
Wear hiking boots with good ankle support and traction.

Park Roads
Observe speed limits Drive only on
established roadways Watch for wildlife
Buckle up!

Drink Your Water
Carry and drink plenty of water. Wear a
hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses that block
ultraviolet light.

Steep Cliffs
Stay away from cliff edges. Loose and crumbly
rocks can make footing treacherous. Falls can
be deadly. Don’t throw rocks into the canyon;
you may injure boaters below you.

Lightning
During lightning storms, stay away from the
rim and do not take shelter under trees.

Don’t Feed The Animals
Human food is harmful to wild animals.
Animals will bite and can transmit diseases
such as rabies and bubonic plague. Watch wildlife from a distance.

Did You Know?

Bighorn Canyon from the lake, photo by Sharon Genaux

The sequence of events that comprise the geological history of Bighorn Canyon is exceedingly similar to that of the Grand Canyon. More...