Way down in the southernmost part of Montana at its border with Wyoming lies one of the deepest canyons in the United States. Nestled between the Pryor and Big Horn mountain ranges lies the Big Horn National Recreation Area, an awesome landscape of sheer cliffs towering 1,000 feet above the serpentine Big Horn River. Aside from its endless recreational opportunities including world class fishing and water sports, the Big Horn NRA encompasses 68,000 acres of diverse habitat for animal and plant species alike.
If you’re not into water sports, there are a host of other things to see and do, including many delightful hiking trails along the cliff edge. The visitor’s brochure assures a surprise waiting around every corner, and you can imagine mine when I awoke to this stunning view after hiking in on the Sullivan’s Knob trail and pitching my tent in the dark!