National Park Service Press Release
Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area – This week’s National Park Getaway
|For Immediate Release:
||August 21, 2013
||Christy Fleming, 307-548-5402
Kat Kirby, 202-208-6843
|Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area – This week’s National Park Getaway
FORT SMITH, Mont. – People who’ve never heard of Bighorn Canyon have no idea how much they’re missing. Bighorn Canyon is a little-known treasure waiting to be discovered.
The Yellowtail Dam near Ft. Smith, Montana, creates the 71-mile long Bighorn Lake encased by the 1000- to 2500-foot cliffs of Bighorn Canyon. Peregrine falcons, Pryor Mountain wild horses, and bighorn sheep make their homes on the nearly vertical canyon walls. Read more at http://www.nps.gov/getaways/bica/
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