Badlands Wall, Badlands National Park

#1 of 16 in Parks in Badlands National Park
Must see · Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
Stretching along some 100 km (60 mi) of dry plains, Badlands Wall poses as a natural rock barrier that's been eroding for tens of millions of years. Losing 2.5 cm (1 in) on average per year, the dramatic landscape is a constantly changing sight with sedimentary rock layers reflecting hues of orange, pink, red, yellow and gold. Hundreds of fossilized bones can be found throughout the wall and wildlife roams freely, among which are bison, pronghorn antelope and bighorn sheep. Depending on the time of the day, and the weather, you can expect to see different colors, shapes, and features of the wall. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Badlands National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • My wife and I spent a day here and loved every minute. What an incredible place. It's about an hour from Rapid City but well worth the drive. The scenery is breathtaking and seeing the Bighorn Sheep.....  more »
  • it has red horizontal strips on the Badlands wall, but the red strips are so prominent as I expect, besides that typical badlands landscape, there are some Badlands wall with a yellow layer. When you....  more »
  • We visited the Badlands in September, and it was amazing. Words can not describe this National park is! My girls loved seeing the prairie dogs and bison. I recommend spending 2 days there. If you only have one day to spend, try to watch the sunset. It’s simply amazing. The Badlands is one of the most unique landscapes in the world. Gods creation is truly amazing.
  • Perfect getaway national park. Near a very small town called interior, mostly a ghost town. Quickest way is to use i90, best way is to take 44. There are some rough roads but even your sedan can handle them.

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