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Makoshiko State Park is home to prominent and peculiar geography


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Many prominent and peculiar geographies are spiritual places to Indian people and important landmarks in the nation's history. They dominate the landscape and our memories with their fascinating mineral composition and geological histories. Fortunately, many of these unique sites are also Montana state parks.

Perhaps the driest and starkest park is Makoshika State Park near Glendive. The name means "bad land" or "badland" in Sioux. Makoshika State Park is a land of colored spires, deep cuts, and long, sharp meandering ridges.

The clays and sandstones of Makoshika were originally set down by...

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