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Sep 3, 2018 - Bighorn Canyon Recreation Area

2018-09-03.Bighorn Canyon It was a fairly long drive from the Little Bighorn river area to the Bighorn River and the Bighorn River National Recreation Area centered by its Yellowtail Dam. This is really wild Montana. Ten miles of the trip was across Crow Indian territory. In the town, trash littered the highway and shoulders and there was a general look of poverty or neglect with homes needing a lot of work. The prairie though had some nicer ranches with horses and cattle grazing throughout. Thereafter, the countryside turned green with...

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Aug 13, 2010 - Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area

After the tour, we head down to Bighorn Canyon. This is a nationally protected area which contains much wildlife and a dam. The Yellowtail Dam creates one of the largest reservoirs on the Missouri River tributary system. This arch type dam is 525 feet high. We drive down to the marina and have lunch. We see a big Class A dry camping. The natural beauty is breathtaking as we drive the hills and canyons. We see wild beautiful horses grazing in the fields. Don gets his NP passbook stamped in the visitor center.

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