Photo courtesy: John Ansotegui
Greycliff Prairie Dog Town State Monument
Photo courtesy: Prairie Dog State Park
Greycliff is ten miles east of Big Timber and is named for a cliff east of town which is comprised of grey-tinted conglomerate rock. (from Cheney's Names on the Face of Montana, Mountain Press Publishing Company) Greycliff was established in 1882. Once a thriving railroad stop, it is now a close knit community which supports an excellent two-room school attended by the children of the surrounding ranches.
Visit the Greycliff Prairie Dog Town State Monument and watch the blacktailed prairie dog community. Prairie dogs once spread much farther across the plains, and this park represents only about twenty percent of their original range. They are hunted by sheep and cattle ranchers because the prairie dog's holes can cause leg injuries to livestock, but today this 98-acre park preserves this prairie dog colony. Interpretive displays help to tell the story of these small entertaining prairie dogs.
The Yellowstone River is accessed at Greycliff. Enjoy fishing, camping and boating along Yellowstone River. There are public accesses along the river where campers can stay free for up to 10 days. Pelican Fishing Access is located one mile northeast of Greycliff on County Road.
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