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Badlands Wall, Badlands National Park
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Stretching along some 100 km (60 mi) of dry plains, Badlands Wall poses as a natural rock barrier that's been eroding for tens of millions of years. Losing 2.5 cm (1 in) on average per year, the dramatic landscape is a constantly changing sight with sedimentary rock layers reflecting hues of orange, pink, red, yellow and gold. Hundreds of fossilized bones can be found throughout the wall and wildlife roams freely, among which are bison, pronghorn antelope and bighorn sheep. Depending on the time of the day, and the weather, you can expect to see different colors, shapes, and features of the wall. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Badlands Wall by using our Badlands National Park vacation trip planner.
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  • The Badlands are must see if you are headed out west. They are so beautiful and I have never quite seen anything like it before. Pictures do not do this place justice! The landscape and rocks make you...  more »
  • It's beautiful, it's magic, it's fantastic. Spend a day or two there (especially if you love walking to the sunrise or the sunset). Less known or visited than other national parks, the Badlands are, without any reserve, worth it.
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  • The Badlands were absolutely remarkable for both its varied geography and plentiful wildlife. It consists of 244,000 acres of dramatic wilderness. It's the home to grasslands, towering layered rock fo...  more »