Bighorn Canyon Visitor Center Pond is a 0.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Lovell, Wyoming that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, nature trips, and bird watching. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length0.3 miElevation gain3 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashWheelchair friendlyKid friendlyStroller friendlyNature tripsWalkingBird watchingPavedWildlife
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The Visitor Center Pond is located behind the Bighorn Canyon Visitor Center just past Lovell, Wyoming. There is a concrete loop around the pond, which offers a great place to see red-winged blackbirds and boreal chorus frogs during the summer. The pond was originally built to reflect light on solar panels that have long since been removed from the building. The pond is now slowly being reclaimed by nature and will one day become a small marshland. Accessibility: This concrete trail is estimated to range from 4.5-7 feet wide. The slope is mostly flat to gentle with an estimated grade range of 0-2%.

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Ashley Hoffmann
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HikingMuddyOver grown

This trail is very obviously not up kept. It’s sad because it looks like it used to be a great little route. The pond is barely existent and is more of a mud hole and where grass once stood lies tall weeds. It’s hidden behind the ranger station with no signs signifying it’s location, but it’s still not hard to find. Once you get there though, there is barely anything to see. There is a wooden platform with an informational sign on it’s explaining the history of the pond. I loved this, but the picture displayed reflects a beautiful sight but the actual location looks nothing like it. Very sad representation of Lovell. We visited this in April of 2020.

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Ben Goodlad
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It is a good place to watch birds.

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Beth Hronek
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