Notch Trail, Badlands National Park

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Notch Trail is located in Badlands National Park. See Notch Trail and all Badlands National Park has to offer by arranging your trip with our Badlands National Park trip website .
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  • Notch Trail is near the northeast entrance so we hiked it in the morning before the June temperatures climbed. The trail is easy to find as it is marked by a sign at the end of a parking lot. For us, ...  more »
  • One of the most beautiful hikes in the Park, accessible to all despite the warnings at the beginning. The landscape is breathtaking... a true playground ;-)
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  • This trail at 1-1/2 miles round trip is an excellent trail to experience the Badlands up close and personal. Four of us hiked this moderate trail with some elevation gain and a log ladder to climb up ...  more »

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Where to stay in Badlands National Park

While Badlands National Park provides a handful of campgrounds within the park's boundaries, the Cedar Pass Lodge is the only place inside the park that gives you a roof over your head. Sitting 100 km (62.5 mi) away, Murdo is the most developed town east of the park. Here you'll find a handful of economy chain motels and locally owned lodges. About the same distance west of the park, Rapid City offers the same range of accommodations, but with more places to choose from. Rapid City provides more entertainment options and sits to the east of the Black Hills and north of Wind Cave National Park, making it a better choice as a place to stay if you're planning a longer vacation in the area.
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