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Out & About: Sluice Boxes State Park

Sluice Boxes State Park
Sluice Boxes State Park
Posted at 11:59 AM, Apr 25, 2024

In the video above, Brianna Juneau takes you to Sluice Boxes State Park, located about 30 minutes southeast of Great Falls.

From the website:

Soaring cliffs and precipitous ledges mark the Belt Creek Canyon as it slices out of the Little Belt Mountains and winds toward the town of Belt. Remains of mines, a railroad, and historic cabins line Belt Creek as it makes its way through the beautiful canyon carved in limestone.

This rugged area has seen its share of prospectors searching for precious metals, miners, muleskinners, smeltermen, and railroaders building bridges. The Barker mines and the Montana Central Railroad are just a part of the rich history of Sluice Boxes State Park.

A primitive, unmaintained trail provides access to fishing, challenging floats, and wildlife viewing. Steep cliffs, rugged terrain, and cold, swift water may pose risks to visitors. Please use caution while hiking and floating in the park.

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Sluice Boxes State Park in Cascade County