Powder River Trail

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Baker 59313,Southeast Montana,Fallon County

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This drive is short and doesn’t require a lot of description. Many of the sights along this trail have been described elsewhere in this section. Consider this an alternative route to I-94.

Exit I-94 at Wibaux, just west of the North Dakota border, and head south on Hwy. 7 to Baker. Just before you reach Baker stop at mile marker 44 where you can still see the ruts of wagon trains that passed through here. Because of its ample grasses to feed the horses and livestock, and its many springs, Baker was a favorite stopping point for wagon trains heading west.

While in Baker, be sure and stop at the O’Fallon Historical Museum. If you ask, the museum personnel will guide you to teepee rings and wagon ruts nearby.

From here you can move on to Miles City, or take a side trip to Ekalaka. The side trip is worthwhile.

Go south on Hwy. 7 for 25 miles to Medicine Rocks State Park. Indian hunting parties once gathered at these unique sandstone formations to pray to spirits. The pockmarked buttes make an excellent habitat for raptors. Here you can spot golden eagles, ferruginous hawks, kestrels, prairie falcons, and merlins. On the ground look for pronghorn antelope, mule deer, fox, and

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