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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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  • My husband and I took our first car road west of Iowa in October. Among our many stops along the way was The Badlands. What an outstanding National Park. The scenery was like we have never seen before...  more »
  • Fall is a great time to drive through the Badlands. The air is crisp and clear, the crowds are gone, and the views are just as impressive without the oppressive heat. We even got to see a couple big h...  more »
  • Everyone in our family (from 5 to 50+ years old) loved visiting the Badlands. Our grandchildren were amazed that they could climb around all over, and driving through to see all of the various formati...  more »