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Loop Road, Badlands National Park

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Scenic Drive Tourist Spot
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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  • Fabulous drive. The scenery is amazing and even on a holiday weekend (Memorial Day) it didn't feel very crowded.  more »
  • Drove 240 through Badlands twice. Saw bighorn sheep, coyote & prairie dogs. Took a unpaved road off the 240 loop to see some bison as well. Rock formations are best seen up close IMO; however, there's...  more »
  • After entering the park you drive down the loop road. There a few places to pull over and get out of the car and take pictures. The park is free if you have a senior pass otherwise $ 10.  more »