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Makoshika State Park

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Address: 1301 Snyder Avenue, Glendive, MT
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+1 406-377-6256

Encompassing more than 11,500 acres at an elevation of 2,069 feet, this...

Encompassing more than 11,500 acres at an elevation of 2,069 feet, this park features fossil remains of dinosaurs.

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Hiking Makoshika

What a fantastic place to hike. Beautiful views of the landforms. The trails were a little difficult to hike if you aren't in the best shape. Well worth spending the day hiking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Springfield, Illinois
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Springfield, Illinois
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34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic place to hike. Beautiful views of the landforms. The trails were a little difficult to hike if you aren't in the best shape. Well worth spending the day hiking around. Can't wait to go back. I would not take young kids or elderly people on this hike.

Thank Glenda912
Glendive, Montana
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53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Very unique place. Go and plan to get off the roads and hike around. Striking geological formations. Keep your eyes open for fossils.

1 Thank Richard L
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151 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

I went and took some photographs here. I loved the park. The trails looked cared for, but as everything was melting it made it hard to get around them in the mud. The road is in bad shape with pot holes and stuff. Would not recommend a low vehicle, I did not explore very far because of this. It is... More 

Thank Sam M
Billings, Montana
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285 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Makoshika State Park is a very cool place. We enjoyed our drive through the park. Now, we want to return to do some hiking and to experience the trails. This is a beautiful and unique area. The geology is amazing.

Thank MontanaSplash
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We enjoyed driving to the end of the road and looking at the sites. Took a short walk before heading back to the visitor center. We were disappointed it was closed but we walked around the nearby trail; that was very pretty.

1 Thank GrizNZach
Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This park is easy to access, and has nice well marked trails ranging from pretty easy to moderate. It's a must see if visiting Glendive and the surrounding areas. It's well kept and a good way to experience the badlands and prehistoric formations.

Thank Samizv
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30 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We loved this park. A little tricky to find. It seems out a ways but worth the time to get there. Very unique scenery with sandstone hills. Lots of hiking and a small dinosaur fossil still in the ground.

Thank Cindy S
Bozeman, Montana
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

When we were there in September, we mostly had the place to ourselves. In between the rain storms, we ventured out on almost all the hiking trails. Ahh, the silence, the beauty...we loved it! There is a very nice visitors center worth visiting!

Thank Rebecca1384
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Our kids took us here on a visit. Very beautiful views throughout the park. Enjoyed a picnic and did a little hiking around.

Thank ShelleyD007
Deerfield Beach, Florida
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

This is our second trip here because we really enjoyed the park the first time. It is as wonderful and scenic as most USA National Park. There was a small fee to get in, as most USA state parks charge. The formations were breathtaking. We did not see wildlife,

Thank tworvgypsies

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