Badlands along the Milk River
Badlands is a type of dry
where softer sedimentary rocks and
have been extensively
It can resemble a terrain of volcanic rock.
and other such
forms are common in badlands. They are often difficult to
navigate by foot.
The eroded “badlands” exposed along the Milk River road just
North of Havre combine geology, paleontology and scenery in
a short 5-mile drive. The road follows the channel of the
ancient Missouri River to the site of the Montana Fish,
Wildlife and Parks Rookery park and river access.
Fossils found in these “badlands” prove the existence of
marine animals, dinosaurs and other reptiles and even
tropical plants in this area millions of years ago. Much of
the area is under private ownership requiring permission to
explore. The easy, short drive is interesting and