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15 Pictures To Make You Want To Visit the Badlands

Badlands National Park, located in the southwestern part of South Dakota (and close to the Black Hills National Forest) is an absolutely stunning park full of natural beauty and rich geological history. The Scenic Badlands Loop (highway SD 240) brings visitors along a winding road with phenomenal views, and hiking in the rugged terrain is very popular. There are lots of opportunities to spot wildlife—prairie dogs, bighorn sheep, and even bison! If you’re thinking of trekking out to the Badlands, this is your sign—pack your bags! Here are 15 pictures to make you want to visit the Badlands:

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Have you ever visited Badlands National Park? Let me know in the comments below!

3 thoughts on “15 Pictures To Make You Want To Visit the Badlands

  1. […] The Badlands were one of the main reasons I planned a road trip to South Dakota in the first place—this park is absolutely incredible! There are striking geological features of eroded buttes, pinnacles, and spires, mixed in with grass prairie as far as the eye can see. One of the best ways to see the “greatest hits” of the park is to drive the Badlands Scenic Highway Loop (South Dakota highway 240, or SD 240), as there are loads of stunning view points where you can get out and take photos. The Badlands is also home to lots of wild animals, including prairie dogs, bighorn sheep, and bison! Driving the Sage Creek Rim Road will be your best bet for seeing wildlife. The park is $15 for a 7-day pass for private, non-commercial vehicles. There are tons of camping, hiking, and backpacking opportunities in the park. For more pictures of the Badlands, check out my post here! […]

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