Saddle Pass Trail, Badlands National Park

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Saddle Pass Trail is located in Badlands National Park. Add Saddle Pass Trail to your Badlands National Park travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Badlands National Park vacation planner.
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  • July 27, 2017
    Do not do in sandle/flip flops etc. Good shoes are needed. Climb is awesome. Very steep incline. Lots of lose gravel. Harder coming down than going up. Lots of people just slid down on their bottoms. ...  more »
  • July 13, 2017
    The ranger said this was a steep climb and she was right. Part of a longer hike we took. This got us access to Castle and Medicine Root Trails. By itself Saddle Pass is not too much, nice views from t...  more »
  • June 18, 2017
    We walked a very short part of the trail, then turned back. The short part we did was very steep and exciting because we were getting so high on the rocks in a just few steps . But the surface of the ...  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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