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Loop Road, Badlands National Park

Must see · 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 trip website to plot your vacation.
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  • What a completely stunning and overwhelmingly scenic drive through the Badlands National Park. We stopped at nearly all the pullouts and scenic views. There are thousands of photo ops and it does...  more »
  • A beautiful and scenic drive--so worth the time. Don't expect to be zipping around. Some of it is tricky driving and the traffic can be tough, so be prepared to drive slowly and take in the beauty.....  more »
  • We drove the loop and came out at Wall. It's not really a loop. The views were incredible, with so many ooh and ahh moments. There are pull out overlooks along the way. Very worth the drive!  more »

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