• 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. Wear a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses to block the harmful rays of the sun.

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 to prevent dehydration.

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.Get off the lake!

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?

Pryor Mountain Wild horse in a lupine meadow, photo by Kayla Grams

Bighorn Canyon NRA contains a portion of the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range. The current debate on management of the herd - 188 strong as of 2009 - concerns its size and whether or not it has grown too large for its protected range. More...