Pictograph Cave State Park

Adventure at Pictograph Cave State Park

Whether you are looking for fun, outdoor adventures or educational experiences, there are so many activities in Billings to choose from. With so many options, you’re sure to find something that everyone will enjoy. For a fun way to learn more about the history of Billings, consider heading to the Pictograph Cave State Park. Read on to learn more about this historical location in Billings.


Conveniently located just a short drive from Downtown Billings, the state park offers a unique one to two hour adventure that all can enjoy. At the state park, there’s a looped trail up to where the pictographs are located. At this location, you can learn more about the prehistoric hunters that called Montana home. Learn about the early history of Montana and about the early habitation of the area. Around the cave sightings, there is a number of informative posts as well as rangers that are available for any questions that may arise while you explore the park.


The state park offers a unique part of Montana history. The prehistoric hunters who camped at these caves left behind thousands of artifacts and over 100 pictographs as well. In fact, the oldest rock art cave that has been found in the cave is over 2,000 years old. There are three main caves at the park: Pictograph, Middle and Ghost cave. These caves were formed through wind and water storming against the sandstone cliffs. Learn more about the interesting history of the park when you visit today! Additionally, at the park, there is an all new Visitor Center, which guests are encouraged to stop by. The state park and the Visitor Center is open daily. The paril will be open from 9am – 7pm and the Visitor Center is open from 10am – 6pm. Stop by the state park today!