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Loop Road, Badlands National Park

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Must see · Scenic Drive · Tourist Spot
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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  • Be sure to allow plenty of time to explore this scenic road and get a feel for the geologic history of the Badlands. There are several overlooks and educational posts along the way. The sites are...  more »
  • The east section of the loop was closed for construction. Drove around the west side and then back through the middle on a dirt road. So worth it! Saw lots of bison and great scenery with no traffic.  more »

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