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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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  • We went to it on our way to Yellowstone and so glad we stopped. The views ara amazing, is not crowded and is very relaxing to walk and take the view. Great for picnics and nature watching.  more »
  • We walked along the path of the Badlands by bus. Different views which can be admired from the top with the little Rocky Mountains, with different shades of colors. Then descending towards the Ben Reifel Visitors Center the mountains you'll encounter change colour. A special landscape.
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  • There is so much room to explore here. I fully recommend getting a room at the Badlands Inn because you still get great views (on a clear day from the right spot, you can see at least 50 miles). Hopef...  more »