The Bighorn National Forest sits in north-central Wyoming and southern Montana. Many travelers going from Yellowstone National Park to the Black Hills of South Dakota choose to drive over the mountain range.

The forest was created over 70 million years ago. Some of the rocks in the forest are thought to be over 3 billion years old. The western slopes of the range have led to the discovery of several fossils of prehistoric animals.

American Indians inhabited portions of the Bighorns. The Medicine Wheel ____ remains to this day which a significant religious site.

The Cloud Peak Wilderness is in middle of the mountain range. It cannot be accessed by motor vehicle. It’s highest peak is Cloud Peak, which reaches 13,175 feet.

There are lodges available to stay the night, fill up your gas tank or enjoy a meal. The U.S. Forest Service maintains several easily accessible picnic and campgrounds.

The Bighorns are known for many outdoor recreational activities, including; hiking, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, backpacking, horseback riding, and ATV riding.