My mom and I visited this park for a day trip in late June, 2013. The 3,000+ acre park is worth a visit, and my guess is that it would be fantastic for the fall colors. Nature was the star of this show, since many of the park buildings were closed during the week. Prepare for steep trails and lots of beautiful scenery.
The cave is not a cave, but a cliff with an overhang. The climb to see them is steep, but it's worth it. Vandalism has ruined many of the hieroglyphics; still, it's easy to imagine Native Americans living here. See the official site at:
Steps leading to the "cave"
It's quite a climb and not wheelchair accessible
Unfortunately, many people carved their names among the hieroglyphics
Getting closer to the carvings
The walls were steep and high
Textures were fantastic!
One of the few original carvings I could find
Great textures in stone!
Wildflowers were abundant
Wild raspberries were my mom's favorite part of the trip!
Hiking trails were steep and challenging
The Missouri River overlook was a great place to have lunch.
It must be fantastic at sunrise!
Roads and trails were heavily forested
Picnic areas and tent camping were abundant
Raspberries were ripening!