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Pryor Mountains, Billings

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Mountain · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
The Pryor Mountains are a mountain range in Carbon and Big Horn counties of Montana. They are located on the Crow Indian Reservation and the Custer National Forest, and portions of them are on private land. They lie south of Billings, Montana, and north of Lovell, Wyoming.
The mountains are named for Sergeant Nathaniel Hale Pryor, a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition who vainly pursued horses stolen from the expedition in the area. The Crow Nation, a Native American tribe which lived nearby, called the mountains Baahpuuo Isawaxaawuua ("Hitting Rock Mountains") because of the abundance of flint there (which was chipped into arrowheads).
According to Crow Nation folklore, Little People (a race of 18-inch (46 cm) high dwarf-like people with spiritual powers) lived in these mountains.
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  • Rough roads getting there! We usually take quads and explore the various roads. We seen black bears, wild horses, dusky grouse and coyotes. The wildflowers are beautiful late June.  more »
  • By far the best vacation we ever had. We booked a trip to the top of Pryor Mt. We saw about 97 wild mustangs, many pretty close. We even got to see Cloud and his band. If you can visit I please...  more »
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