Hunt For Fossils On The Beautiful And Easy Makoshika State Park Trails In Montana

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.

During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.

Have you spent any time exploring Makoshika State Park?

Address: Makoshika State Park Road, Makoshika State Park Rd, Glendive, MT 59330, USA