Bighorn Canyon has approximately:
17 miles of described trails (15 trails park wide) within the park.
The North District of Bighorn Canyon has 3 trails
The South District of Bighorn Canyon has 12 trails
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- Visitor Center Pond, 0.26 Miles Round Trip, Easy, Handicapped Accessible
- Sykes Mountain Trail, 4.6 Miles Round Trip, Hard
- Mouth of the Canyon Trail, 1.8 Miles Round Trip, Moderate
- State Line Trail, 1.52 Miles Round Trip, Easy to Moderate
- Ranger Delight, 0.66 Miles Round, Easy to Moderate
- Sullivan's Knob Trail, 0.75 Miles Round Trip, Easy to Moderate
- Two Eagles Interpretive Trail, 0.25 Miles Round Trip, Easy, Handicapped Accessible.
- Lower Layout Creek Trail, 3.4 Miles Round Trip, Easy to Moderate
- Upper Layout Creek Trail, 1.8 Miles Round Trip, Hard
- Hillsboro, 1 to 3 Miles Round Trip, Easy to Moderate
- Barry's Island Trail, 4 Miles Round Trip, Moderate
- Lockhart Ranch, 0.5 or 2.1 Miles Round Trip, Easy
Trail Safety and Tips
Bighorn Canyon is a dry, desert area with many terrific views. For your safety, please take the following precautions whenever hiking:
- Carry plenty of water especially on longer hikes and on hot summer days.
- Wear good, sturdy shoes with closed toes. The canyon trails are rocky and have a lot of spiny vegetation.
- There may be rattlesnakes anywhere in Bighorn Canyon. Although they generally shy away from people, you need to watch where you put your hands and feet.
- Do not get too close to the canyon rim. In some places there may be weak, unstable overhangs and winds can become hazardous.
- Don’t forget sunscreen, a broad brimmed hat, and sunglasses to keep you protected from the sun.
- After any spring or summer hike, check your skin and clothing for ticks.
- Stay on the trails; there is poison ivy in the park. Remember, “Leaves of three, let them be.”
- If hiking alone, let someone know where you are going and when you plan to return.
- Pets are allowed on the trails. However, they must be kept on a leash at all times and you must pick up after them.
Enjoy your hike and remember to stop and look around occasionally. Sometimes the best views are behind you.
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