• Historic painting of aftermath of the Battle of the Little Bighorn

    Little Bighorn Battlefield

    National Monument Montana

Your Safety

Be alert and be aware of your surroundings and obey park rules.

For Your Safety:

Trails

  • Do not walk off the trails, stay on designated trails only.
  • Stay on the sidewalks
  • Remember, you are in an area where you may encounter a rattlesnake.

Tour Road

  • Obey the speed limit.
  • Be on the alert for livestock as you drive the 4.5 mile tour road to the Reno-Benteen Battlfield site(this is open range).

Temperatures

  • The climate at Little Bighorn Battlefield is physically demanding any time of year. From June through September, daytime temperatures may exceed 85-95 and sometimes over 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

Sun Stress /Dehydration

  • With high temperatures dehydration may occur. Keep well hydrated. Bring ample water in your vehicle and while walking trails. Cooled bottled water may be purchased in the bookstore.
  • Wearing a hat helps prevent dehydration as well.

Lightning Storms

  • Lightning storms occur occasional in and around Little Bighorn during Spring and Summer.
  • Lightning has a tendeacy to strike high terrain such as hill tops and ridges.
  • When lightning approaches, move away from high places such as Last Stand Hill, Calhoun Hill, Wier Point and the Reno-Benteen Battlefield.

Did You Know?

2013-summer 008

The Battle of the Little Bighorn did not end on top of Last Stand Hill as been traditionally suggested. According to warrior accounts the fight ended in a ravine, 300-400 yards below the hill known today as Deep Ravine.