Pinnacles Overlook, Badlands National Park

#9 of 23 in Things to do in Badlands National Park
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  • This is, like most of the stops in the park, right of 240. This stop is on the west side of the road. There are enough parking spaces for about 20 cars and 10 RV’s. There are 2 ways to get to the...  more »
  • Located on the western end of the Badlands Loop Road and arguably the most spectacular of the overlooks. Photos don't do it justice.  more »
  • This is a very cool overlook. Buffalo and big horn sheep can be seen from here if you look around! The parking is easy to get into and out of. It makes for a nice and quick stop with nice views for a photo.
  • The first beautiful Badlands overlook. The views are stunning! Looking out you can see the many different colors. If SD has had a wet spring, the whole area smells sweet thanks to the Yellow Sweetclover grass that grows. There are a few ADA accessible walkways for all to enjoy the view. There are also bathrooms here, no more until you reach the visitor's center. Stop and enjoy the creation!

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