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Loop Road, Badlands National Park

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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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  • The Badlands National Park was an amazing experience! Beautiful landscape that makes you think you are on anther planet. Highly recommend this one of a kind in SD!  more »
  • This is one of those places that you can't describe and pictures just don't cut it. This is an incredible place. Take the time to get out and hike around along the loop road. Pack a lunch! We had such...  more »
  • Great place to detour off the interstate and spend couple hours & picnic. Lots to see but not much to do. Got to see the bighorn sheep.  more »