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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  • This trail has an amazing view of the Badlands and all the vast viewing of the canyons and caverns that there is out there.  more »
  • We took our kids on this path this winter. It was just after it had snowed and had melted. So it was slightly slippery and muddy but we had SO much fun. We got to sort through rocks and looked at all ...  more »
  • 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 »

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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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