GREAT FALLS – Do you know the difference between pictographs and petroglyphs? If you want a chance to learn the answer and get a first-hand look at both, join First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park for one of their guided rock art hikes on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

First Peoples Buffalo Jump ranger will lead a guided hike to the pictographs and petroglyphs found on cliffs in the park, and participants will learn about two distinctive methods for producing the rock art found in the area, along with the symbolism and meaning behind the art.

Reservations are required. The cost for this program is $4 and there are 20 spots available for the strenuous off-trail hike along the cliffs. The hike is weather dependent and may be cancelled due to poor conditions. Hikers may wish to use Yaktrax or similar cleats for the hike if snowy and slippery conditions occur the day of the hike.

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park is currently in winter hours of operation, and open Wednesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday from 12-4 p.m. and closed Monday and Tuesday.

Admission to the park for Montana residents is free. Non-residents pay $8.00 per vehicle. The park is 3.5 miles north of Ulm, just off Interstate 15 at Exit 270. For directions or more information about First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park visit:

For questions or to reserve your spot for this program contact First Peoples Buffalo Jump State at (406) 866-2217 or

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