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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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  • It's surreal to see the giant rock formation. I felt so little among those rocks. The weather was cloudy so my friends and I were worried that it wouldn't show that nice in pictures. However, it was s...  more »
  • I end up driving across the state quite a bit and every once in a while when coming back from the Black Hills I drive through the Park. The Badlands look different in each season, and it's worth the d...  more »
  • The Badlands, it's on your knees. What landscapes! Go fast you will not regret it. It's magic.
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