Sluice Boxes State Park is located at 38 Evans Riceville Rd., Belt, MT — Latitude/Longitude: (47.212 / -110.935). The 7.5 mile trail begins at Riceville bridge and hikes along soaring cliffs and precipitous ledges. Remains of mines, a railroad, and historic cabins line Belt Creek as it makes its way through the canyon carved in limestone.
We drove to the trail terminus at the top of the canyon and hiked a few hundred yards before the cliffs got too dangerous for the kids. Then, we drove down to the trail head at the river and the kids swam in the river while Phil, Jake and I explored part of the trail.