Loop Road, Badlands National Park

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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  • This is my second time to the Badlands. First when I was a kid, this time bringing my granddaughter. We had such a great time! Highly recommended. Get out of the car and walk the paths and take plenty...  more »
  • We were watching for animals and did not see too many today, but did see a few of nearly everything, including deer, pronghorn, bison sheep, burros, and lots of prairie dogs. No coyotes today. Nice pl...  more »
  • An absolute must if you are in the area. Even if you don’t have time to hike, take the time for the drive. You won’t be disappointed.  more »
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