Elk NetworkGrand Canyon Of The Black Hills onX Public Access Project

Conservation | July 3, 2020

This picturesque and rugged landscape featuring limestone cliffs, caves, ledges and even a natural rock bridge is known as the Grand Canyon of the Black Hills.

You can find it in the western Black Hills of Wyoming near the South Dakota border.

This 4,350-acre scenic property is permanently protected and opened to public access for hunters, anglers and others thanks to a collaborative effort between Wyoming Office of State Lands and Investments, landowners, Wyoming State Forestry, and conservation organizations including the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

The tract features nearly 17 miles of streams as well as springs, marshes, wetlands and riparian habitat that provides vital winter range for elk, whitetail and mule deer, and habitat for bighorn sheep, wild turkey and other bird and animal species.

On top of that, the project greatly improves access to more than 8,000 acres of adjacent public land and knits together a continuous protected landscape extending 43 miles across Wyoming and South Dakota.

Since 1984, RMEF and its partners opened or improved public access to more than 1.3 million acres of land.

To learn more about the sites and boundaries of RMEF access projects near you or your favorite hunting area, turn on the RMEF layer in the onX Hunt App.

Plus, use the code R-M-E-F when you sign up for your new onX subscription to receive a 20 percent discount, and a portion of the proceeds benefit RMEF’s mission.