Afterbay Contact Station, Fort Smith, MT: call 406-666-2351.
Cal S. Taggart Bighorn Canyon Visitor Center, Lovell, WY: call 307-548-5406
Price: Entrance fees $5.00 per day. Annual pass $30.00.
For such an extraordinary place, Bighorn Canyon's history is one of curious circumstance and irony. The current area wasn't federally protected until 1966, after Yellowtail Dam had backed the Bighorn River into a 71-mile lake, drowning one of the grandest canyon rivers…