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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  • Doing the Badlands Loop in 104 degrees is not fun. No shade, and a lot of dust. I decided to drive most of it with just a couple of stops to note the rock formations. I know that is part of the...  more »
  • What a beautiful drive! Worth a side trip off the freeway. Lots of spots to pull off and enjoy the view. Road is is good condition. It's a pleasant drive in the off-season, not sure what it's like...  more »
  • Great scenery of this loop in the Badlands National Park. Lots of turnoffs to take pictures of the wonderful views of nature. Glad we did it.  more »

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