#PHroadtrip Week 5: Bighorn, Wyoming | picklesnhoney.com

Week 5: Bighorn Mountains & Bighorn Canyon, Wyoming

#PHroadtrip Week 5: Bighorn, Wyoming | picklesnhoney.com
#PHroadtrip Week 5: Bighorn, Wyoming | picklesnhoney.com

#PHroadtrip Week 5: Bighorn, Wyoming | picklesnhoney.com

#PHroadtrip Week 5: Bighorn, Wyoming | picklesnhoney.com

#PHroadtrip Week 5: Bighorn, Wyoming | picklesnhoney.com

#PHroadtrip Week 5: Bighorn, Wyoming | picklesnhoney.com

#PHroadtrip Week 5: Bighorn, Wyoming | picklesnhoney.com

#PHroadtrip Week 5: Bighorn, Wyoming | picklesnhoney.com

#PHroadtrip Week 5: Bighorn, Wyoming | picklesnhoney.com

#PHroadtrip Week 5: Bighorn, Wyoming | picklesnhoney.com

#PHroadtrip Week 5: Bighorn, Wyoming | picklesnhoney.com

#PHroadtrip Week 5: Bighorn, Wyoming | picklesnhoney.com
#PHroadtrip Week 5: Bighorn, Wyoming | picklesnhoney.com

#PHroadtrip Week 5: Bighorn, Wyoming | picklesnhoney.com

#PHroadtrip Week 5: Bighorn, Wyoming | picklesnhoney.com

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#PHroadtrip Week 5: Bighorn, Wyoming | picklesnhoney.com

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Driving both highways 14 and 14A. 14 is lush and green with big rolling hills and mountains, and 14A drops from that into giant canyons and desert. You think the views can’t get any better and then there’s an even more jaw-dropping one around the next bend.

Zero crowds! Almost no people on the roads and on the trails. It was very easy to get away and completely surround ourselves with nature.

Dog-friendly! We took Honey and Barley hiking with us every time and they, of course, had a blast smelling all the new smells, going nuts over wildlife (moose! deer! ground squirrels!), and running through the unavoidable mud. Sidenote: we still need real hiking boots.

This was my favorite park to date because of the raw beauty, killer sunsets, and easy accessibility. Aaron ranks this as #2, a close second to Acadia.

#PHroadtrip Week 5: Bighorn, Wyoming | picklesnhoney.com

There are two sections to Bighorn Canyon: the top two thirds, which is one hundred percent about the fishing and surrounded on all sides by a Native American Reservation. And the smaller bottom section, which is more geared towards sightseeing with some hiking. We booked an accommodation at the very tippy top of the canyon in Fort Smith and quickly discovered that hiking was totally off limits because only tribal members are allowed on the land. So, back to our previous hotel we went, less the two nights paid in advance for our Fort Smith cabin. Live and learn!

Spotty wifi. This is apparently a thing anywhere that isn’t a major city, and we’ve learned that even if a place touts high speed internet, there’s no guarantee it will work. We’ve been posting from hotel hallways, coffee shop parking lots, and that one spot outside where we get like half a bar of signal. We have T-Mobile cell service and it works, um, nowhere. It might be time to switch to Verizon, but we’re not thrilled about potentially signing a 2-year contract and doubling our cell phone bills.

#PHroadtrip Week 5: Bighorn, Wyoming | picklesnhoney.com

4-ingredient watermelon milkshakes / the best baked tofu sandwiches / grains, beans & greens

#PHroadtrip Week 5: Bighorn, Wyoming | picklesnhoney.com

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  1. I can see you’re really enjoying your trip Amanda! I don’t know if you knew, but Wyoming faces a broad array of environmental issues stemming from environmental changes including species introduction, endangered species, global climate change, and natural resource extraction. Such a beautiful place on Earth to visit, hope it will still be like that so our children can visit it too!

    Kind regards
    Marina

    1. Amanda says

      I didn’t know Wyoming faced environmental issues (well, any more so than most anywhere else these days). The weather is definitely becoming more and more extreme, that’s for sure.

  2. Oliver Gilbert says

    Love this, thanks so much for sharing!

  3. Okay so this was just the most beautiful stretch of your trip so far! And now I am SO excited that you are in Yellowstone country! YAY! Hope you are having the best time ever and soaking up all the crazy ways that place is wild.

    ps. not sure if you already have plans for when you’re heading down the coast of CA, but just found this AirBnb in this mag feature I was reading and immediately thought to share it with you! It looks SO amazing!

    https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/900456

    <3

    1. Amanda says

      It’s SO beautiful in Bighorn! I loved it there, and especially that there were no crowds. Hiking was awesome!

      That AirBnB listing looks incredible!! Thanks you so much for thinking of me and sharing it! We have no plans beyond Portland, so CA suggestions are welcome! I definitely need to check your pins for your fave places there. <3

      1. Oh my gosh totally, check out my pins for sure and feel free to write me at any time for recommendations! I could write a book on that coastline 🙂

  4. Look at those muddy paws!! I love it!! My pup Ivy can’t go hiking without getting mud all over herself (and subsequently making my car smell like wet dog), but I wouldn’t’ have it any other way 🙂

    1. Amanda says

      Gotta love the wet dog smell. Hah! We use a cover for our back seat and it was such a good purchase. Washable!

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