First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, Ulm

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, a National Historic Landmark, is an archaeological site with possibly the largest bison cliff jump in North America. Native peoples used this site for at least a thousand years before Lewis and Clark passed through here. The bison jump site consists of a mile long sandstone cliff; there are remnants of drive lines on top of the cliff and there are up to 18 ft. of compacted buffalo remains below the cliff. The park has an interpretive trail, picnic tables and a protected black-tailed prairie dog town to help the visitor better understand the epic history of hunting on the high plains.

For hundreds of years, Indians stampeded buffalo over the mile-long cliff. Now, the top of the jump provides expansive panoramic views of the Rocky Mountain Front, the Missouri River valley, and the buttes and grasslands that characterize this High Plains setting. Plan at least a two-hour stop in this day-use-only park.
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  • Excellent museum with sound, description, and diorama, explaining the culture of the native people and what would have happened at the jump. Also includes artefacts found on an archaeological dig belo...  more »
  • We spent hours at this outstanding state park and throughly enjoyed our visit. The facilities, signage and exhibits were excellent. The management and staff were helpful and informative; a credit to t...  more »
  • I enjoy visiting with the staff. They are so friendly and informative about the history of FPBJ. It's a great place to learn so much about the Indian Tribes and plains people who were here hundreds of years ago. I encourage everyone to visit First People's Buffalo Jump!!
  • Enjoyed this very much. Nice hike. Watch out for rattlesnakes.

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