Makoshika State Park

Glendive, Montana

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Makoshika (pronounced Ma-KOH-shi-kuh) is a Sioux Indian word meaning “bad earth” or “badlands.” The area was set aside as a state park in 1953 to preserve these unique geological features. The exposed rock here is older than in the badlands of the Dakotas, and a large diversity of fossilized dinosaur remains have been uncovered at this site. The “Gate City” of Glendive welcomes travelers entering Montana from the east. Many tourists (including Teddy Roosevelt) lured by the promotions of the railroads came through Glendive en route to Yellowstone Park. Glendive is also the gateway to Makoshika State Park. This eTrail provides detailed information on birding strategies for this specific location, the specialty birds and other key birds you might see, directions to each birding spot, and helpful general information.
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by Terry McEneaney (Falcon Guides)

Makoshika (pronounced Ma-KOH-shi-kuh) is a Sioux Indian word meaning “bad earth” or “badlands.” The area was set aside as a state park in 1953 to preserve these unique geological features. The exposed rock here is older than in the badlands of the Dakotas, and a large diversity of fossilized dinosaur remains have been uncovered at this site.

The “Gate City” of Glendive welcomes travelers entering Montana from the east. Many tourists (including Teddy Roosevelt) lured by the promotions of the railroads came through Glendive en route to Yellowstone Park. Glendive is also the gateway to Makoshika State Park. This eTrail provides detailed information on birding strategies for this specific location, the specialty birds and other key birds you might see, directions to each birding spot, and helpful general information.

©  Terry McEneaney/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Birding
Nearby City: Glendive
Trail Type: Several options
Duration: 4 hours to 1 day
Best Times: Best spring, early summer; April, May, June
Local Maps: Montana Highway Map
Driving Directions: Directions to Makoshika State Park

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