This Hike Takes You To A Place Montana's First Residents Left Behind
Long before settlers or the Native Americans before them made their home in what is now the Treasure State, dinosaurs roamed Montana’s lands. And while you can see plenty of artifacts and fossils at the museums on our Dinosaur Trail, you can also take a beautiful hike around the park where they once lived (the ample fossils found there are proof).
The Diane Gabriel Trail is a short mile-long trek through Makoshika State Park, taking you through some of its most scenic spots.
The trail is named after the late Diane Gabriel, a paleontologist from the Museum of the Rockies who did extensive dinosaur research at Makoshika.
The trail is well-marked and the incline is minor, making for a nice, easy hike.
This will be a fun walk for the whole family.
The highlight of the trail is a climb up to a series of Hadrosaur vertebrae left partially exposed, allowing hikers to see what it's like to find and excavate fossils.
Plus, the views are breathtaking.
Makoshika is Montana's largest state park, but due to its remote location, plenty of Montanans have never visited.
Go explore Montana's badlands this summer by taking the trail that dinosaurs once roamed.
Have you ever been to Makoshika State Park?
Here’s why you should.
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