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 grasslands to alpine meadows, clear lakes to glacially-carved valleys and rolling hills to sheer mountain cliffs. 

Visit the Bighorn National Forest and enjoy the multiple reservoirs, 30 campgrounds, four group campgrounds, three scenic byways, 10 picnic areas, eight lodges, many miles of streams, 189,000 acres of Wilderness, 1,200 miles of trails, and much more.

Recent News


National Visitor Use Monitoring

Beginning in October 2017, the Forest Service will begin gathering basic information from people visiting the Bighorn National Forest. Signs reading "Traffic Survey Ahead" will be posted at several points throughout the forest. People wearing bright orange vests will ask forest visitors to answer a few questions about their experiences in the Bighorn.


Timber sale on State of Wyoming Trust Land

Photo of aspen trees

The Wyoming State Forestry Division has awarded a contract for a timber sale along Highway 14, near Steamboat Point, west of Dayton, WY beginning December 18, 2017.