Located approximately 18 kilometers (11 miles) N.W. of Fort Macleod on Hwy. 785.
As a tribute to the western plains Indians, this site has been designated as a World Heritage site. It is among the oldest, largest and best preserved buffalo jump sites on the western plains.
Legend has it, about 150 years ago a young brave wanted to witness the buffalo plunging to their deaths as they were stampeded from the high sandstone cliffs. He watched from the shelter of a ledge down below as the buffalo flowed like a waterfall past him. There were so many buffalo killed on this hunt that the bodies piled up and he became trapped between the animals and the cliff. When his people came to butcher their catch they found him with his skull crushed.
Thus the name.