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Big Horn County, Wyoming

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Top Hiking Spots in and near Big Horn County

  • Shell, Wyoming

    Explore Shell Canyon

    Shell Creek starts high up in the Bighorn Mountains, and flows through the Bighorn National Forest until it reaches the Bighorn River, near the small western town of Greybull. Shell Canyon has been carved out over millions of years, creating deep limestone and granite cliffs. Make sure to stop at...
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  • Lovell, Wyoming

    Explore Devil's Overlook in Bighorn Canyon

    Bighorn Canyon is a quiet and beautiful National Recreation Area covering parts of Montana and Wyoming. No trip here would be complete without a visit to the iconic Devil's Overlook. It's best to enter through the southern entrance - to get to there, head east on Rd 14a from Lowell, WY. Turn left...
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  • Carbon County, Montana

    Visit Devil's Canyon Overlook in Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area

    Devil's Canyon Overlook is a breathtaking area in Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area located in Montana and Wyoming. Devil's Canyon Overlook is located in Montana about 3 miles north of the Montana, Wyoming border off HWY 37. The overlook is easily accessed from well-marked, paved roads with...
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  • Carbon County, Montana

    Hike Sullivan's Knob Trail

    0.75 mi
    Sullivan's Knob is just one mile north of the popular Devil's Canyon Overlook, so be sure to add this short hike (only 0.75 mi round trip) to your list if you're in the area. Coming from Devil's Canyon Overlook, the parking lot will be on the right side of the road. The trail begins from the par...
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  • Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, Montana

    Hike Upper Layout Creek Trail

    4 mi / 0 ft gain
    If you park your car at the horse corral and pit toilets you will hike up a gravel road for a little bit. This part of the trail is a slight incline, then you'll stay left where the trail really starts. There are markers that indicate which way to go. There are no elevation markings, so it is har...
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  • Parkman, Wyoming

    Hike Tongue River Canyon

    8.8 mi / 830 ft gain
    Starting at the Tongue Canyon Campground, the trail meanders next to the river as the canyon walls get deeper and deeper. There are some pretty incredible limestone walls here, and the views along the canyon are excellent. Eventually you'll start to climb a bit more, away from the river and up in...
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  • Buffalo, Wyoming

    Hike to Rainbow Lake in the Cloud Peak Wilderness

    Best accessed from the Geneva Pass trail, Rainbow Lake is a gorgeous hidden gem. It's not on the main Solitude Trail or the Lake Loop, but it's pretty straightforward to access. The lake is most easily reached via the Cliff Lake Trail. If you're approaching from Geneva Pass, take the Cliff Lake T...
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  • Buffalo, Wyoming

    Summit Blacktooth Mountain

    24 mi / 4000 ft gain
    To get to the Little Goose Trailhead make sure you have a vehicle capable of traveling over very rough terrain and big rocks and cross 3 creeks, one of which is about 50 feet wide and 2 feet deep. Four-wheel drive would be strongly recommended.  From the Little Goose Trailhead you will need to hi...
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  • Buffalo, Wyoming

    Backpack to Highland Lake

    16 mi / 1500 ft gain
    To get to Little Goose Trailhead take Red Grade Rd. west out of the little town on Bighorn for about 10 miles, then keep your eye out for FS Rd. 314 on the left, this you will follow until the road will eventually dead-end at the trailhead. There are a couple creek crossings and the road is prett...
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