“explore everything from lush grasslands to sheer mountain walls ”
Located in north-central Wyoming, the Bighorn Mountains are a sister range of the Rocky Mountains. Conveniently located halfway between Mt. Rushmore and Yellowstone National Park, the Bighorns are a great vacation destination in themselves. No region in Wyoming is provided with a more diverse landscape - from lush grasslands to alpine meadows, from crystal-clear lakes to glacially-carved valleys, from rolling hills to sheer mountain walls. Visit the Bighorn National Forest and enjoy the multiple reservoirs, 30 campgrounds, four group campgrounds, three scenic byways, 10 picnic areas, eight lodges, miles and miles of streams, 189,000 acres of wilderness, 1,500 miles of trails, and much more that provide a special recreation experience.We hope this website provides you with inside information on the Bighorn Mountains - from the experiences they have to offer to the way we manage their many resources. Most of all, we hope it invites you to come see their spectacular beauty for yourselves.
The Big Horn Mountains and the Cloud Peak Wilderness are one of the best recreation locations in all of Wyoming. The Big Horn Mountains cover a massive area and it is worth spending at least a few days exploring all of the different regions, trails, and towns in and around them. The Cloud Peak Wilderness area within the Big Horns offers some of the best hikes with the best views. I would recommend the Sherd Lake Loop Trail which takes the hiker around several high elevation mountain lakes. I would also recommend the Circle Park Campground.
Lots of great trails to explore and very friendly locals in nearby Buffalo to let you know some of the good spots. I had read that there are a lot of really good spots to go fishing if that's what you're into. Circle park road has some incredible views and I had a nice lil picnic by moiser.
We drove from Devils Town to Cody, WY for our trip into Yellowstone. This was not on our planned route, but when we started driving through, we were amazed at its beauty. This was by far our favorite part of our 20 days of driving. We are doing this leg of the trip again this summer, and I plan to map out a little more time for site seeing in Big Horn for sure!
A beautiful, quiet spot. We stayed here between the bustle of Mt Rushmore and Yellowstone and it was so serene. A place to relax, hike and see natures beauty.
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