The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

MONTANA PARK OF THE WEEK Madison Buffalo Jump

 

September 28, 2022

MONTANA PARK OF THE WEEK
Madison Buffalo Jump

Take a picnic and hike to the top of a buffalo jump for impressive views of the Madison River Valley.

Buffalo bones still lie buried at the cliff's base, and archaeologists have located the tipi rings of an extensive village. With a little imagination, it is easy to visualize the drama of a buffalo drive, the thunderous roar of the stampede, the dramatic sight of the fall, and the frenzy of activity that followed.

Situated on the edge of a broad valley carved by the Madison River, this high limestone cliff was used by Native Americans for 2,000 years - ending as recently as 200 years ago.

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