View from "Devil Canyon Overlook"

Welcome to the Bighorn Canyon National Recreational Area Picture Tour

The word that best describes the Bighorn Canyon National Recreational Area, is “WOW!”

The entire time you are in the area you keep asking yourself, “Are we still in Montana?” The area is full of ancient history, wild horses, 800-foot-tall canyon cliffs, sacred mountains and wildlife adapted for the desert. To really see some memorable views plan a morning (before 10 AM) or late afternoon (after 4 PM) visit. Then stay the night. In the morning, you will be greeted by a chorus of singing birds unlike anything you have ever experienced in Montana. We included a video (below) to give you an idea what a typical morning in June looks and sounds like.

Completed in 1968, the Yellowtail Dam backs up the Big Horn River for over seventy-one miles. From Fort Smith, Montana to south of the Wyoming state line. The area consists of over 120,000 acres. Here are just some of the stops we make during the Big Horn Canyon Tour: A short hike on the “Sullivan’s Knob” trail for another incredible view of the Bighorn River. The “Horseshoe Bend Campground” just below the MontanaWyoming state line. The “Devil Canyon Overlook ” and the campsites at the  Trail Creek Campground.

Visit the webpage “Bighorn Canyon National Recreational Area Picture Tour” to see more of this wonderful land.

Need more detailed information?

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area Headquarters Office
PO Box 7458 
Fort Smith, MT 59035 

Phone: (307) 548-5406