5 days in Badlands National Park Itinerary

5 days in Badlands National Park Itinerary

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Badlands National Park: Prairie Homestead (in Philip), Murdo (Pioneer Auto Museum & South Dakota's Original 1880 Town) and Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail (in Custer). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park, explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, trek along Door Trail, and identify plant and animal life at Roberts Prairie Dog Town.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Badlands National Park road trip app .

Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

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Wall, Philip, Murdo, Badlands National Park, Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail
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