For advisories, timing restrictions and closures for this and other areas, visit:

Maps of this area

Download current maps of the Bighorn Backcountry including the Job/Cline PLUZ, digital mapping options and smaller area-specific Allstones and Cline River Corridor maps at: Bighorn Backcountry - Overview.

Area and trail information

View activity and trail information for the area:


  • Camping

    Public Lands Camping Pass required

    Public Lands Camping Pass is required to random camp on public land along the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains.

    • Random, no-service camping is permitted. Campsites must be 100 metres from a lakeshore and no permanent camp structures are allowed.
    • Campsites and fires must be at least one kilometre (0.6 miles) from a Public Land Recreation Area (PLRA) or Provincial Recreation Area (PRA).
    • Review the regulations and best practices for camping on public land.
    • Nearby, partly serviced camping is available at: Alberta Parks
    • Helicopters are not permitted to land on a lake or within 200 metres (219 yards) of the lakeshore.
  • Motorized

    Motocross motorcycle ATV Side By Side Prohibited OHV Snowmobile Prohibited Boat

    • Off-highway vehicles are permitted only on designated trails with the following weight and width restrictions:
      • maximum weight of 590 kg (1,300 lb)
      • maximum wheel base of 185 cm (72.8 in)
      • maximum width of 178 cm (70 in)
      • maximum tire pressure of 110 kPa (16psi)
    • Further information can be found at: Motorized Recreation on Public Land.
    • Snowmobiles are permitted only on designated trails and designated sledding areas.
    • For relevant clubs, trails and other information see: Alberta Snowmobile Association.
    • Motorized boats are not permitted.
  • Non-motorized

    Hiking Cross Country Skiing Horsebackriding

  • Hunting


    • Alberta hunting regulations apply. For details on hunting regulations, visit the My Wild Alberta website at: Hunting: Regulations.
    • Hunting is not permitted in Provincial Recreation Areas (PRAs).
  • Fishing


    • Alberta fishing regulations apply. For details on fishing regulations, visit the My Wild Alberta website at: Fishing: Regulations.

About this area/PLUZ

This area was established in June 1985 to provide a network of trails for non-motorized, equestrian and motorized use. Seasonal access for motorized vehicles is permitted only on designated trails.

This area is 1378 square kilometres (532 square miles).

Legislation, management, and planning

Stewardship, monitoring, and biodiversity initiatives


Connect with us:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Rocky Mountain House Office
Phone: 403-845-8250
Toll free: 310-LAND (5263) (in Alberta)

Call 310-LAND anytime to report illegal activity, public safety issues, and enforcement concerns on Crown land (public land, provincial parks and protected areas).

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