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Two activities at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park in December



Great Falls, Montana – On Saturday, December 2, guests are welcome to partake in two indoor and outdoor events at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park.

Enjoy a first-hand look at both pictographs and petroglyphs by enrolling in one of the park’s well-liked guided rock art hikes, which run from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

A First Peoples Buffalo Jump ranger will lead hikers to the petroglyphs and pictographs that are located on the park’s cliffs. Along with learning about the symbolism and purpose of rock art, participants will also learn about two unique production techniques.

It is necessary to make reservations. There are 20 spaces available for this program, which costs $4 and involves an intense off-trail trip along the cliffs. The hike is weather-dependent, and inclement weather may force its cancellation. In the event of icy and slick conditions on the trek day, hikers may want to bring Yaktrax or other micro cleats.

Following the hike, guests can assist in trimming the park’s tree from 1 to 3 p.m. to enjoy the holidays indoors. This program, which welcomes guests of all ages, doesn’t require reservations. While creating paper ornaments, decorating the tree, and joining Ranger Mert in leading the singing of seasonal tunes, guests can enjoy coffee, hot cocoa, and cookies in the visitor center.

Every item in the gift shop will have a 25% discount on Saturday and Sunday.

Currently operating during the winter, First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., and closed on Monday and Tuesday.

Montana citizens can enter the park for free. Visitors must pay $8.00 per car. The park is located immediately off Interstate 15 at Exit 270, 3.5 miles north of Ulm. has more information about First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park.

Please contact First Peoples Buffalo Jump State at 406-866-2217 or with any inquiries or to secure your position on the walk.


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