Loop Road, Badlands National Park

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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  • Nice drive with lots of cool things to look at. Saw a bunch of wildlife even though it was mid-day; bison, mountain goats, hawks, prairie dogs. There are plenty of pull-offs to take it all in. One....  more »
  • The badlands loop was great! It's around 33 miles through the actual park, then it takes you up to I-90 and then back down to the east entrance.  more »

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