As recently as the 1700s, and for 2,000 years before that, native peoples employed this cliff—or "pishkun"—overlooking the Madison River valley to stampede thousands of bison to their death below, thus providing their tribes with food, clothing, shelter and provisions.

Today the park is primitive and day-use only, with few services beyond a vault toilet, short trails with interpretive signage, and an interpretive center open during daylight hours. The park is handicap-accessible, a popular spot for grade-school field trips, and the site of periodic archeological digs.

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