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Moniteau Creek at Manitou Bluffs

Moniteau Creek at Manitou Bluffs


Katy Trail State Park is open sunrise to sunset.
The KATY Trail State Park is free
lat: 39.1491912 long: -92.5235853

After setting out early on the morning of June 7, 1804, William Clark noted that the expedition stopped for “brack­fast at the Mouth of a large Creek on the S. S. of 30 yds wide Called big Monetou.” The area he describes in this sentence is beautifully scenic, and it can be visited by you as well! 

Moniteau Creek at Manitou Bluffs is a high potential historic site on the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. Manitou and Moniteau are variations on the Algonquian name for the Great Spirit. The eponymous creek and limestone bluffs were likely first so-named by early European explorers due to pictographic represen­tations of the Manitou and other related symbols. Though these exact pictographs are no longer visible at this location, there are still some preserved examples further down the river. Visitors can access the Manitou Bluffs area via the Katy Trail State Park at Rocheport

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