After a surprisingly quiet night at a local truck stop, we drove a couple miles to the visitor center for Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area:
Before the Bighorn River was dammed to form Bighorn Lake, boats like these were used to navigate the rapids in the canyon:
We left the RV at the visitor center and drove north along the canyon to an overlook. We could see the lake far below:
Our next stop was the trailhead for the ghost town of Hillsboro. It was built as a homestead in 1903. When gold mining failed to produce results, the homestead was converted to a dude ranch:
Quite a few buildings remain:
The old post office:
We headed back to the truck:
We continued south to the town of Greybull, where we noticed a number of vintage aircraft parked next to a rest stop. It turned out to be the
The museum houses a collection of military aircraft converted for use in firefighting:
We refueled in Lander and continued south to an overlook for Red Canyon:
We continued south to overnight at the Walmart of Rock Springs, Wyoming.
See the alternating light blue line on the trip map for today’s drive.