4 days in Badlands National Park & Keystone Itinerary

4 days in Badlands National Park & Keystone Itinerary

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4 days in Badlands National Park & Keystone Itinerary

Start: Blackfoot
Drive:  9​h
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Badlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Keystone
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h 45​min
End: Blackfoot

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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.
On the 24th (Thu), admire all the interesting features of Loop Road and then explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at Wall Drug, explore the striking landscape of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, then learn about all things military at Delta-09 Missile Silo, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Badlands National Park travel route planning app .

Blackfoot to Badlands National Park is an approximately 11.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. In October, daytime highs in Badlands National Park are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Keystone.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Wall, Badlands National Park, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
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Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park

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Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): cruise along Iron Mountain Road, then hike along Presidential Trail, and then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

For ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Keystone trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Badlands National Park to Keystone takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Badlands National Park in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Keystone: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 34°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Iron Mountain Road
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Iron Mountain Road ©
Iron Mountain Road
Presidential Trail ©
Presidential Trail

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