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Four Dances Natural Area Professional Review and Guide
"Four Dances Natural Area is a 765-acre undeveloped park located on the east edge of Billings. It is named for the Crow Indian leader known as Four Dances. The natural area, commonly referred to as Sacrifice Cliff, was the site of a Crow Indian village. According to legend, when returning Indian warriors discovered their village was decimated by smallpox, they blindfolded their horses and rode them over the cliff to appease the gods and end the epidemic. The walkin park stretches from Coburn Road atop the east rims to the banks of the Yellowstone River, with two miles of shoreline. This hike explores prairie land, forested canyons, and riparian riverside habitat. Amazing vistas span for miles from the bluffs atop Sacrifice Cliff, towering 500 feet above the river."
--Robert Stone, Day Hikes in The Beartooth Mountains (The Globe Pequot Press).
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