We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Makoshika State Park

1301 Snyder Avenue, Glendive, MT
+1 406-377-6256
Review Highlights
Really great !!!

5 star park!!!! Go, see and enjoy !!!! Has frisbee golf course, many hiking trails, a very up... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tom W
Kalispell, Montana
via mobile
Great hiking

Over 20 miles of trails. The Gateway to Makoshika trail is paved parallel to the road into the park... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
Read all 156 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Encompassing more than 11,500 acres at an elevation of 2,069 feet, this park features fossil remains of dinosaurs.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“rock trail” (6 reviews)
“frisbee golf” (5 reviews)
“north dakota” (3 reviews)
1301 Snyder Avenue, Glendive, MT
+1 406-377-6256
Write a ReviewReviews (156)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 152 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

5 star park!!!! Go, see and enjoy !!!! Has frisbee golf course, many hiking trails, a very up- scale visitor center. Lots of parking, and several campgrounds. Overlooks are along trails and roadways. Thank you Montana for a really nice park.

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Over 20 miles of trails. The Gateway to Makoshika trail is paved parallel to the road into the park visitor center. The Paramount trail is gravel from the visitor center to the Campground. Most of the other trails like Diane Gabriel trail and Bluebird trail...More

Thank PIbaGlendive
Reviewed 8 November 2017

I've been to Makoshika many times; most recently, it was near sunset for a quick drive through. Everything was beautiful -- the rock formations are amazing. Lots of deer, as well. It was bitterly cold, so no taking time for trails, but highly recommend taking...More

Thank judyhX2595NF
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We would definitely recommend visitors to the area take some time at Makoshika State Park. The museum is informative and initiates you as to the rock formations, vegetation and wildlife in the area. Out in the park, from various elevation points you can view the...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We arrived at the park before the visitor center opened. So we paid our fee outside in the designated box and drove on through the park. Although we did not camp it looks like a nice place to do so.

Thank bbqkeith48
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We had not planned to spend the night in Glendive but I'm so glad that we did so that we could spend time in Makoshika. It was one of my son's favorite places on our roadtrip and we almost passed it by. We hiked one...More

Thank prestoninaj
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Makoshika State Park, which borders the city of Glendive, MT will only whet your appetite for more Badlands adventures. Luckily, North Dakota and South Dakota each have extensive tracts of their own. Makoshika's Pine on Rocks Campground, if you're tenting, is a do-not-miss location. Well...More

Thank David U
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

A view of the Badlands on a very intimate scale. I wish we had known about this earlier, we would've come here rather than drive up to the northern unit of the North Dakota Badlands. This would've been a great place to spend more time...More

Thank gothamNYC
Reviewed 10 September 2017

The morning light was gorgeous. We enjoyed hiking the Diane Gabriel trail. The trail was mostly easy except for the few tall stairs up to the fossil. People with bad knees will probably have issues with those steps. I wish that we could have spent...More

Thank Bonnie M
Reviewed 9 September 2017

What a cool state park. We thought the rock formations were really neat and interesting. There is a road that you can drive through the park, with trails that you can walk also. We didn't do any walking because it was pretty hot out and...More

Thank Jeff H
Nearby Restaurants
Yellowstone River Inn
179 reviews
4.18 km away
Monte Carlo Pizza
66 reviews
1.78 km away
CC's Family Cafe
227 reviews
4.24 km away
Mexico Lindo
107 reviews
1.85 km away
Nearby Attractions
Glendive Dinosaur & Fossil Museum
115 reviews
4.08 km away
Frontier Gateway Museum
10 reviews
3.13 km away
Historic Bell Bridge
14 reviews
2.34 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
17 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from D R | Reviewed this property |
The hours are posted but, unfortunately, it nearly always seemed to be closed. The best time is before noon, I have found. Had a hard time finding a person after that.
1 August 2016|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Lawrence S | Reviewed this property |
I have witnessed small, lap dogs in the Interpretive center. But they were being held by their owners. I doubt a large dog would be very welcomed in the interpretive center among all the nice displays. Here in Montana... More
15 June 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Lawrence S | Reviewed this property |
The lat. long. for the aforementioned ATV riding area is 46.993996, -104.742112 There are literally a 100 different trails to ride some technical and some not so technical. Great views of the Yellowstone River and its... More