Bighorn National Forest Home Page

Welcome to the Bighorns

The Bighorn National Forest offers a little for everyone with breathtaking scenery, a diversity of recreation experiences, nearly 192,000 acres of wilderness, and over 1,200 miles of trail for visitors to explore.

Recreation Opportunities

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. Visitors experience a diverse landscape - from grasslands to alpine meadows, clear lakes to glacial carved valleys and rolling hills to sheer mountain cliffs.

  • Forest Projects

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    Find information about forest planning, current projects, forest resource management and programs.

  • Maps and Publications

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    Look here to explore maps that will help you plan your visit and locate facilities such as roads, trails, recreation sites, and other attractions.

  • Passes and Permits

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    Find the passes and permits you may need to collect firewood, cut Christmas trees, or hold a special event.

  • 2023 Holiday Coloring Contest

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    Join us for the second annual Bighorn National Forest Holiday Coloring Contest. Entries due by December 20, 2023.

  • Changes to Camping Regulations

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    Camping regulations in the Bighorn National Forest recently changed. Among other updates, a wildlife attractant storage requirement is now in effect.

  • Bighorn Partnership Opportunities

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    The Bighorn National Forest welcomes volunteers, partnerships, advisory councils, and research to accomplish work.