Embraced on three sides by majestic mountain ranges near Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area Lovell has a myriad of outdoor opportunities: boating, fishing, hiking, golf, skiing, snowmobiling and more. Bighorn Canyon National Recration Area is alive with geological, cultural, historic and scenic wonders located on Hwy 37 which passes through the Pryor Mountain National Wild Horse Range. The scenic overlook provides a breathtaking view of the confluence of the Bighorn and Devil Canyons atop cliffs that tower 1,000 feet above the lake level. There are four historic ranch/town sites that can be explored along with the Yellowtail Wildlife Habitat Area, a hunter's paradise.
Shane vs. Red Cloud Photo ©Melissa Esser
The wild horses north of Lovell became part of the first ever federal wild horse range when the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range was designated, protecting the Spanish heritage horses. The Bighorn National Forest provides opportunities for everyone-from the hiker, fisherman, hunter, camper, horseback rider, skier and snowmobile rider. At the top of the Bighorn Mountains, the Medicine Wheel, a designated National Historic Landmark reflects 10,000 years of Native American culture. The site is sacred and revered by Indian people. In downtown Lovell visit the Historic Hyart Theatre featuring one of the largest screens west of the Mississippi, considered to be one of the finest small-town theaters in America. Experience a feeling of patriotism at the Veteran's Memorial Park with a 100-ft mural. Hometown festivities include Lovell Mustang Days, held each year during the last full week of June.