Since its inception in the early 1880s, Dayton’s beautiful location at the foot of the Big Horn Mountains has been home to a variety of occupations. Ranchers and farmers were drawn to the green, fertile land and plentiful water flowing from the mountains. As the nearby railroad business grew, railroad ties were hewn from timber in the mountains and floated to Dayton via a miles-long tie flume. Over the years, Dayton’s beauty and relaxed lifestyle has attracted people from many walks of life.
Between the Big Horn Mountains and Tongue River Canyon, visitors and residents alike have abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation, including camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, wildlife watching, and more.
For more information, please visit the Town of Dayton website.