Rock Fall Closes Pictograph Cave State Park
Collapsed cliff damages roadway; FWP assessing additional threats
January 27, 2021
BILLINGS – The face of a sandstone cliff overlooking Pictograph Cave State Park east of Billings collapsed this week, sending boulders over the roadway and a hiking trail. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials have closed the park indefinitely until they can repair the roadway and assess the potential for additional rock falls.
Nobody was injured and no buildings were damaged by the rock fall, which left boulders – ranging in size from a basketball to twice as big as a car – strewn at the base of the hundred-foot-tall cliff and across the park access road and a hiking trail. The...