Saddle Pass Trail, Badlands National Park

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Saddle Pass Trail is located in Badlands National Park. Put Saddle Pass Trail into our Badlands National Park tour itinerary maker website and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • We were up and down this 200 ft elevation fairly quickly. It is fairly steep and traction is poor at spots. Beautiful view and great place to visit. Badlands are fantastic. Don't miss it.  more »
  • This trail is very, very steep even though is is not that long. It is doable and worth the time it takes to get to the top for the incredible views. From there, we decided to do the Castle/Medicine tr...  more »
  • Seems very simply by distance, however, steady climb. Scenic views. Way down is search and likely to slip and fall large.
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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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