Loop Road, Badlands National Park

Drive the scenic Loop Road to explore the beauties of Badlands National Park. Approximately 64 km (40 mi) long, the road winds through the park, following the contours of nature. Stop at some of the many overlooks with parking areas to admire the scenery and take photos. Many of these spots offer hiking trails, too. Throughout the park, you may see bighorn sheep, prairie dogs, bison, and more animals. Because the road is inside a national park, an admission fee is charged at the road's entrance. A visit to Loop Road represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Badlands National Park trip website to plot your vacation.
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  • You MUST take this loop if you are near the Badlands. It's not too long and exits off the interstate & ends a Wall Drug. It's the only way to really drive through part of the Badlands up close - you c...  more »
  • We drove to Scenispc, when the first 44 via a long onverhatde road to Badlands NP and when the 240 right through it. Really an insanely beautiful route with many beautiful stopping places. After the I-90 went back to Rapid City.
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  • Make the journey whether you live close or far away to South Dakota. If you can also do Wyoming or Utah--another plus. The parks are amazing and the scenery just incredible. We saw more buffalo here a...  more »

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