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Hitting the Trail

Explore the vastness of the landscape, smell the sage and listen to the birds call.

American Prairie provides hiking, biking, and horseback riding opportunities on its many roads and two-track trails.

Hiking on Sun Prairie Unit

A 1-mile interpretive trail loop, which includes opportunities for geocaching, begins at a trailhead in Buffalo Camp. Walkers are also encouraged to travel cross-country, following game trails or venturing wherever your senses take you.  

The 5.8-mile (one-way) Box Elder Crossing offers a diversity of terrain and sweeping views, and those looking for a longer adventure should consider the 12-mile Ridge Road that runs along the border between American Prairie and the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge. Remember that this is a remote area and you'll need to pack enough water for your walks, hikes, and rides. 

Hiking on Mars Vista Unit

A 1.9-mile interpretive trail encircles the Antelope Creek Campground with views of the Little Rockies in the distance. 


Land Snorkeling

Land snorkeling is a way to experience nature that was termed by Clyde Aspevig, an American Prairie Board member and a renowned American landscape artist. To land snorkel is to "take the time to savor aspects of nature we ordinarily don’t see or pay attention to. Land snorkelers wander through nature with no intention of hiking to a destination."