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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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  • I don't think I have ever seen anything so amazing in my life. The formations have eroded so that one can easily see the different layers deposited over the eons. We did hike on the marked trails for ...  more »
  • So unique and fascinating to see ALL of these formations! Each pullout offers a different view of some of the same amazing features. Look closely, you may see mountain goats or big horn sheep!  more »
  • We have flown over and driven by -- neither prepared us for the vastness and uniqueness of the topography. No matter the time of year, take a jacket. It seems the wind is always whipping across the pl...  more »