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B I G H O R N   N A T I O N A L   F O R E S T

Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Forest: #1

Established: 1897

Acres: 189,000

Highlights: Lush grasslands, alpine meadows, sheer mountain walls, glacial carved valleys.

Atlas: Bighorn National Forest

Hours: Open year round

Fees: Free!

Phone: 307-674-2600


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Bighorn National Forest is located in north-central Wyoming and is comprised of 189,000 terrain varying acres. This forest holds a variety of sights including lush grasslands, alpine meadows, crystal-clear lakes, rolling hills, sheer mountain walls, and glacial carved valleys. The Big Horn Mountains lie smack in the middle of the preserve and are considered a "sister range" to the Rocky Mountains.

My time spent at Bighorn was in the van, I was just driving through on my way to Devil's Monument. On my way through I did however notice many of the landscape offerings described above, from grasslands to rolling hills to sheer mountain walls. It was a rather beautiful place.

I'm entering the western extent of Bighorn now. As I drive along I can see someone trying to hitch a ride and as I slow down the van I can see that it is..... you! So please hop in and let's enjoy the scenic views of Bighorn together.

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Forest 1

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