| Mountain Lakes also
provide excellent trout fishing. Both resident and non-resident fishing licenses can
be obtained from local sporting goods stores before beginning your hike.
Scenery is spectacular, so be sure to bring a camera
and plenty of film. Binoculars are also handy for viewing wildlife and scenery at a
Most trails are well marked and it
is advisable to remain on the trails.
Trail, topographic and National
Forest maps are available at most local sporting goods stores and through the
National Forest Service.
If you intend to hike into the Cloud
Peak Wilderness Area, you are required to register at the trailhead before you begin your
hike. Manual registration boxes are provided at trailhead locations. Registration assists
Forest Service and emergency officials in locating lost or injured personnel.
Hikers and backpackers should also
obey all Forest Service fire restrictions and regulations when hiking in the National
Forest. There are particular regulations regarding the use of motorized vehicles and
campfires in the Bighorn National Forest and Cloud Peak Wilderness area.
Additional information on hiking and
backpacking in the Bighorn Mountains and Bighorn National Forest can be obtained by
contacting the National Forest Offices listed below.