There is always a reason to stay a little longer at the Greybull KOA. If it is for the heated pool, museums or sightseeing we are here for you.
From the peaks of the majestic Big Horn Mountains to the depths of breath-taking Bighorn Canyon, from the softly winding scenic by-ways through the Bighorn National Forest to the delicately trod upon wildlife trails in the foothills, Big Horn Mountain Country is an uncrowded year-round paradise enjoyed by the visitors and area residents alike. This four-county area encompasses 12,252 square miles of vast open spaces and rugged beauty. Lying in the center of this region are the spectacular Big Horn Mountains, so named after the great numbers of bighorn sheep found in the area.
The Dinosaur track site's footprints are discovered in 1997. The,tracks,are believed to have been made during the Middle Jurassic Period, 160-180 million years ago, on what was then a shore of the,Sundance Sea. Theropod,tracks are thought to be among those discovered, but evidence suggests that the tracks were made by a large, diverse group of dinosaurs.The track site is in a limestone layer in the lower part of the Sundance Formation. It's discovery was somewhat surprising, since the Sundance was historically considered to be marine in nature. Indeed, the layer just above the,track site contains abundant marine fossils including numerous fossil shells indicating that later in the Jurassic it was once again submerged.
The Medicine Wheel is a sacred site, an historic site and an archeological site.It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1970. It was probably constructed between 1,200 and 1,700 A.D. An exact date has not been determined. It is approximately 245 feet in circumference with a central cairn, a small donut-shaped structure. From this central cairn, 28 spokes radiate to the outer rim of the circle. Placed at varying intervals around the rim are six smaller cairns.There are many legends and traditions which may explain the Wheel's origin. But there are no specific artifacts which determine exactly when or who constructed this unusual landmark.In this area of intense beauty, game is plentiful and the hills are filled with life. From the Wheel a magnificent view of distant, high peaks and the vastness of the Big Horn Basin can be seen below. There is solitude here, where the Medicine Wheel sits above timberline on Medicine Mountain.The site includes an interpretive sign and restroom facilities.The Medicine Wheel and Medicine Mountain reflect 10,000 years of Native American culture.