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First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park Review

For centuries Native Americans hunted bison by stampeding them off a cliff at this 2,000-acre park, which is sacred to the state's original residents. This is one of the largest and best-interpreted buffalo jumps in the United States. The mile-long cliff affords a spectacular view of the Rocky Mountains, the Missouri River, and the plains. An interpretive center focuses on the culture of the Plains Indians before white settlement. You can hike the 1.5-mile-long trail to the top of the hill where buffalo runners led herds over the cliff to their demise.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 342 Ulm-Vaugh Rd., 10 mi south of Great Falls on I–15 to Ulm exit, then 3½ mi northwest, Great Falls, MT, 59485
  • Phone: 406/866–2217
  • Cost: $5 for nonresidents, free for Montana residents
  • Hours: Memorial Day–Sept., daily 8–6; Oct.–Memorial Day, Wed.–Sat. 10–4, Sun. noon–4
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  • Location: Great Falls

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