Makoshika State Park is one of those places that most Montanans are aware of, but few visit, at least in comparison to our more well-known gems like Glacier National Park and the Lewis & Clark Caverns. And given its extremely remote location just southeast of Glendive, that’s understandable.
However, Makoshika State Park is a true hidden gem that’s full of history — and that includes our pre-history. Over 10 different dinosaur species have been discovered here, and fossils are found in the area fairly regularly. Digging for fossils is not permitted in the park, but you never know what you might discover on the hiking trails.