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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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  • Given the January weather we just drove the scenic loop and visited the Visitor Center museum but we really enjoyed our visit. You certainly wonder what people traveling thru thought when they got her...  more »
  • One of the best National Parks in USA. Nice roads to ride your bike or car and amazing views.Badlands is unique and gorgeous landscape. 
  • There is a lot to discover in this park (poss. 980 km2) where we can make many hikes in the eroded landscapes or the prairies. You will see beautiful landscapes and famous prairie dogs.
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