Makoshika State Park.© Jason Savage
Just returned from a quick trip out to Makoshika State Park on the eastern side of our state. If you haven’t had the chance to visit this often overlooked state park, it’s highly worth it as it is truly one of the most unique landscapes in Montana.
Makoshika Rock Formations.© Jason Savage
Makoshika, meaning “land of bad spirits” by the Lakota, is located adjacent to Glendive, Montana, and is over 11,000 acres of Montana badlands. Most of the land here is exposed seabed and ancient fossils, with wind and rain shaping surreal sand formations that rise above the rock. This area was formed around 65 million years ago and visually looks as though you are visiting another planet.
To get there from western Montana you head east on 1-90,then I-94 to Glendive. There are campsites available inside the park and some great hiking trails.
Makoshika Soil. ©Jason Savage