Bring your camera to this rugged area of pristine beauty and see the remains of mines, a railroad, and historic cabins lining Belt Creek as it winds through a beautiful canyon carved in limestone.
Open all year
Parking area/ trailhead open sunrise to sunset.
Backcountry open 24/7
38 Evans Riceville Rd.
Belt, MT 59412
Latitude/Longitude: (47.212 / -110.935)
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Sluice Boxes State Park
c/o FWP Region 4 Headquarters
4600 Giant Springs Rd
Great Falls, MT 59405
Floater's Caution: Scout Belt Creek for fallen trees in the water.
Soaring cliffs and precipitous ledges mark the Belt Creek Canyon as it slices out of the Little Belt Mountains and winds toward the town of Belt. Remains of mines, a railroad, and historic cabins line Belt Creek as it makes its way through the beautiful canyon carved in limestone. This rugged area has seen its share of prospectors searching for precious metals, miners, muleskinners, smeltermen, and railroaders building bridges. The Barker mines and the Montana Central Railroad are just a part of the rich history of Sluice Boxes State Park.
A primitive, unmaintained trail provides access to fishing, challenging floats, and wildlife viewing. Steep cliffs, rugged terrain, and cold, swift water may pose risks to visitors. Please use caution while hiking and floating in the park.
Length: 7.5 miles -- Township 16N; Range 6E; Section 26
Trail Beginning: Riceville Bridge
Trail End: Logging Creek Bridge (no facilities available at this point)
- Backcountry Camping
- Bird Watching
- Stream Fishing
- Wildlife Viewing
Services and Amenities Available
- Interpretive Display
- Pets Allowed
- Toilets (Vault)