About the Big Horn Basin / Big Horn Mountains
The Big Horn Basin and Big Horn Mountains are some of the most scenic and iconic western natural areas in the world. They are full of natural wonders, wildlife and ready for you to build memories through discovery and recreation.
Wikipedia describes The Bighorn Basin as a plateau region and intermontane basin, approximately 100 miles (160 km) wide, in north-central Wyoming in the United States. It is bounded by the Absaroka Range on the west, the Pryor Mountains on the north, the Bighorn Mountains on the east, and the Owl Creek Mountains and Bridger Mountains on the south. It is drained to the north by tributaries of the Bighorn River, which enters the basin from the south, through a gap between the Owl Creek and Bridger Mountains, as the Wind River, and becomes the Bighorn as it enters the basin. The region is semi-arid, receiving only 6–10 in (15–25 cm) of rain annually.
The Bighorn Mountains (Crow: Basawaxaawúua, which literally means ‘our mountains’ or Iisaxpúatahchee Isawaxaawúua, ‘bighorn sheep’s mountains’) are a mountain range in northern Wyoming and southern Montana in the United States, forming a northwest-trending spur from the Rocky Mountains extending approximately 200 miles (320 km) northward on the Great Plains. They are separated from the Absaroka Range, which lie on the main branch of the Rockies to the west, by the Bighorn Basin. Much of the land is contained within the Bighorn National Forest. Encompasing 58 different campsite locations, wide range of wilderness hiking, fishing, photography and historical locations that bring visitors from around the world.