Makoshika State Park

Glendive, Montana 59330

Makoshika State Park

Makoshika State Park Professional Review and Guide

"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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Trail Information

Nearby City
Several options
Trail Type
4 hours to 1 day
Best spring, early summer; April, May, June
Best Times
Montana Highway Map
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Jul 2018