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Bighorn National Forest

A map of the Bighorn National Forest. (Wikipedia)

There is no more diverse collection of landscapes, and different species of wildlife, than here, in the Bighorn National Forest. It’s a breathtaking expanse, some 80 miles long and 30 miles wide, that spans across 4 different counties in Wyoming. The Bighorn National Forest covers more than 1.1 million acres, across Sheridan, Johnson, Washakie, and Big Horn counties, with elevations that range from 5,500-feet to its highest point at 13,175-foot Cloud Peak.

The Bighorn National Forest is resplendent with lush grasslands, alpine meadows, crystal-clear lakes, and lodge pole pines. There are rolling hills and sheer mountain walls. And there are huge populations of elk, deer, and antelope. And, of course, it is within the Bighorn National Forest where you will find one of the largest colonies of the famous Bighorn Sheep.

The Bighorn National Forest is a veritable Wonderland for tourists, sightseers, and campers. There are 32 campgrounds, 14 picnic areas, 2 visitors centers, 2 ski areas, 2 recreation lakes, and 7 different lodges. The Bighorn National Forest provides miles and miles of streams, and 1,500-miles of trails, that includes 3 scenic byways.

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