Buffalo Jump - Black Fords Fish Access

Total Miles


1346.82 ft


0.75 Hours

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Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This is an easy trail with plenty of incredible scenery. Consisting of mostly dirt and gravel, the trail is typically maintained fairly well year-round. Depending on the time of year, you can expect to see bison roaming, a phenomenal view of the Madison River, and beautiful buttes and mountains. Along the trail, there are opportunities to buy fresh farm eggs and cookies from a local bakery. Overall a great trail with access to hiking, fishing, and awesome sightseeing.


This is a gravel road that is a bit bumpy at times. Depending on the time of year, this road occasionally has super loose gravel which may pull your vehicle either which way.


Buffalo Jump State Park: "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. Native people stampeded vast herds of bison off this massive semicircular cliff, using them for food, clothing, shelter and provisions." you may find more information about this historical park at https://fwp.mt.gov/stateparks/madison-buffalo-jump

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