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Loop Road, Badlands National Park

(4.9/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
Drive the scenic Loop Road to explore the beauties of Badlands National Park. Approximately 64 km (40 mi) long, the road winds through the park, following the contours of nature. Stop at some of the many overlooks with parking areas to admire the scenery and take photos. Many of these spots offer hiking trails, too. Throughout the park, you may see bighorn sheep, prairie dogs, bison, and more animals. Because the road is inside a national park, an admission fee is charged at the road's entrance. A visit to Loop Road represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Badlands National Park itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • I had heard about this place for a long time but didn't know how great it was till now. Awesome drive with a lot of places to pull off to walk around and take pictures. Saw a bunch of bighorn sheep an...  more »
  • Didn't realize the hardships the people of the early badlands overcame until you actually see the place and learn how they settled there and how many of them died there. 
  • The trip through Badlands has some great views and a couple small hikes. You can get the feel for Badlands and a satisfying trip in less than a full day. I combined this day with the Minuteman Missile...  more »