Cliff Shelf Nature Trailhead, Badlands National Park

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Cliff Shelf Nature Trailhead is located in Badlands National Park. Use our Badlands National Park sightseeing planner to arrange your visit to Cliff Shelf Nature Trailhead and other attractions in Badlands National Park.
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  • This is a pretty good nature trail...it is easy and you can easily do it. There is information that helps you understand the formation of the formations. Ames a good introduction to the Badlands.  more »
  • Why evil to this country park within the terms view view trail ... Thinking can correspond by the name upon being hired name.. This trail on a hill ... Looked through the heights overlooking can't ya evil terrain
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  • We usually skip "nature trails" because they're geared toward plant education, and not very scenic. This one is a different story. It's also worth doing because it's very different than the other trai...  more »

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Where to stay in Badlands National Park

While Badlands National Park provides a handful of campgrounds within the park's boundaries, the Cedar Pass Lodge is the only place inside the park that gives you a roof over your head. Sitting 100 km (62.5 mi) away, Murdo is the most developed town east of the park. Here you'll find a handful of economy chain motels and locally owned lodges. About the same distance west of the park, Rapid City offers the same range of accommodations, but with more places to choose from. Rapid City provides more entertainment options and sits to the east of the Black Hills and north of Wind Cave National Park, making it a better choice as a place to stay if you're planning a longer vacation in the area.
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