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Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, MT

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The overlook is the best place to see the canyon.
The overlook is the best place to see the canyon.

Some of the best vistas in the park are at Devil Canyon Overlook.

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Ice Fishing
Ice Fishing

During the winter, ice fishing is a favorite activity in Bighorn Canyon NRA.

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Tipi Rings
Tipi Rings

The remnants of prehistoric people still exist inside Bighorn Canyon NRA.

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Wild horses roam Bighorn Canyon NRA
Wild horses roam Bighorn Canyon NRA

The wild horse in Bighorn Canyon NRA are decsended from the Spanish horses that escaped in the 1500s.

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Lockhart Ranch
Lockhart Ranch

There are four historic ranches in Bighorn Canyon NRA.

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Bighorn Sheep
Bighorn Sheep

Bighorn Sheep are a favorite of the visitors.

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Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area

A landscape of sheer cliffs towering 1,000 feet above a ribbon of blue water. World class fishing and a place where wild horses still run free. Bighorn Canyon is a place where imagination meets reality...[more]

Address

Bighorn Canyon NRA Headquarters, 5 Avenue B, P.O. Box 7458, Fort Smith, MT 59035
Fort Smith, MT 59035
Phone:(406) 666 2412
Email:bica_info_requests@nps.gov

Directions

By Plane
Logan International Airport in Billings, Montana for either North or South entrances.
Yellowstone Regional Airport in Cody, Wyoming for South entrance.
Private Planes - The 5U7 airstrip in Fort Smith, Montana is unattended and a day use VFR airstrip. There are mountains and power lines surrounding the airstrip. It is suggested that with winds permitting take off should be done on Runway 07 and landings on Runway 25.

By Car
North Entrance - Fort Smith, Montana - Take Interstate 90 to Hardin, Montana. Turn on Highway 313 traveling 40 miles south to Fort Smith, Montana and the North entrance.
South entrance - near Lovell, Wyoming - From 14A turn north on Highway 37, continuing 9 miles to South entrance.

Public Transportation
None available.
 

Activities
  • AUTO TOURING AUTO TOURING
  • BIKING BIKING
  • BOATING BOATING
  • CAMPING CAMPING
  • FISHING FISHING
  • HIKING HIKING
  • HUNTING HUNTING
  • SWIMMING SWIMMING
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING WILDLIFE VIEWING
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