2 days in Black Hills & Badlands & Devils Tower Itinerary

2 days in Black Hills & Badlands & Devils Tower Itinerary

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2 days in Black Hills & Badlands & Devils Tower Itinerary

Start: Pierre
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Badlands National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Devils Tower
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
End: Pierre

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Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Yellow Mounds Overlook, explore the wealth of natural beauty at White River Valley Overlook, then explore the striking landscape at Big Badlands Overlook, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Notch Trail.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Badlands National Park trip itinerary planner.

Pierre to Badlands National Park is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pierre to Badlands National Park due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

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Yellow Mounds Overlook ©
Yellow Mounds Overlook
Big Badlands Overlook ©
Big Badlands Overlook
White River Valley Overlook ©
White River Valley Overlook

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Devils Tower

Devils Tower ©
A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): go for a walk through Tower Trail, then contemplate the geological forces at Devils Tower National Monument, and then look for gifts at Devils Tower Trading Post.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Devils Tower trip planner .

Traveling by car from Badlands National Park to Devils Tower takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Badlands National Park in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Devils Tower: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Devils Tower

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Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument
Devils Tower Trading Post ©
Devils Tower Trading Post

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