Elkhorn State Park

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Elkhorn State Park

Montana

(406) 495-3270

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Overview

During its heyday in the 1880s, the mining town of Elkhorn swelled to a population of 2,500. The boom ended in 1890 with the drop in silver prices and residents moved to other areas. They left behind two impressive structures, Fraternity Hall and Gillian Hall, which have been preserved as outstanding examples of frontier architecture. Each has been recorded in the Historic American Buildings Survey. Bring your camera to record these two picturesque structures. These are the only two buildings in the town of Elkhorn that are publicly owned. The townsite is more than a mile high. Nearby Elkhorn Peak with its glistening white marble cliffs stretches 9,500 feet up into the air. Elkhorn is one of the prominent silver deposits of the country. Seventy-five structures created the town. Now, signs designate what buildings stood where. There are also ample opportunities for hiking and bicycling, as well as wildlife viewing and photography. Explore this scenic, historic park, but please respect private property while visiting this site. Please respect private property while visiting this site. Pets on leash are allowed.

Map of Elkhorn (MT)

Latitude, Longitude: 46.275000, -111.946000

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Activities

  • Bicycling

    The park's backcountry roads provide a great way to explore the area by bike.

  • Hiking

    Explore Elklhorn State Park by foot, but be sure to obey posted signs and respect private property.

  • Historic Sites

    The two publicly owned buildings in the townsite, Fraternity Hall and Gillian Hall, have been preserved as outstanding examples of frontier architecture. Each has been recorded in the Historic American Buildings Survey. Posted signs show where other buildings once stood. Bring your camera to record these two picturesque structures.

Directions

Driving

I-15 at Boulder exit, 7 miles south on Montana 69, then 11 miles north on county graveled road.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(406) 495-3270

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