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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  • October 4, 2017
    We took this walk knowing we likely would have to turn around when we got to the ladder (we have a toddler and an infant). Sure enough, we did. Even if we had made it up the ladder, the rest of the wa...  more »
  • September 27, 2017
    This was a short hike that you must do. It winds thru the badlands—bothvalleys and peaks. You need to climb a ladder on this hike.  more »
  • September 27, 2017
    This hike takes less than an hour even if you take your time and it's wonderful. It starts in the canyon and then goes up the ladder to the canyon rim and then ends at an awesome vista. What's not to ...  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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