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Loop Road

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Badlands National Park, SD
+1 605-433-5361
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Road through the park

This is the road you take to travel through the park. Every twist and turn just made this more... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
merrrimack, nh
Slow down, pull over, and stare!

The topography is like no other!! The striations, eroded spires, crumbly ridge walls, and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mar R
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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Main route through Badlands National Park.
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  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Badlands National Park, SD
+1 605-433-5361
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the road you take to travel through the park. Every twist and turn just made this more enjoyable. I have never seen anything like this and on a cross country trip this was a great detour.

Thank Bergind
Reviewed 3 days ago

The topography is like no other!! The striations, eroded spires, crumbly ridge walls, and precipitous canyons go on as far as the eye can see.

Thank Mar R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

$20 to enter in you car, which allows 7-day access to the Badlands National Park. We drove "the loop" from I-90 junction 110 to junction 131. Simply amazing views throughout - unlike anywhere else on earth! We were in the park 2 hours. Thus included...More

1  Thank Stephen A
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're going to move visitors through a park, a road that visits many scenic locations is a good way to do it. The road has to twist and turn to accommodate the landscape but it has been in excellent condition every time I've visited....More

Thank grouch0
Reviewed 1 week ago

I absolutely loved the scenery and photography opportunities this place had. I was beyond speechless and would love to visit again.

Thank Hayley M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive is quite easy. We saw quite a few bighorn sheep right near the road. There are a number of viewpoints and pull-offs to assist in getting good photos. At most viewpoints there are signboards explaining what you are seeing. Educational.

Thank TjDzik
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is basically rather small as National parks go. There is little choice for hiking. Several short ones before reaching the visitor center, then a few much longer and difficult ones. It was drizzling during my drive through the park, so that may have colored...More

Thank Maria S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Badlands are beautiful, and very cool. Loop Road is a great way to see the park if you have limited time, but I definitely recommend getting out and walking through some of it.

Thank sargar69
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful. Recommend you get up early to see the sun hitting the rock formations to enjoy the various colors. During the day the formations are somewhat flat in color. At night enjoy sun setting on rocks and then the dark sky. Hiking here is a...More

Thank MKtravelers19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a beautiful place. With every turn of the road something even more amazing than before. Only $2.00 USD per person to get in and drive the loop. Plenty of overlooks places to stop to take pictures. There are park restrooms, but bring water. We...More

Thank I_M_Butters
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16 August 2017|
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Response from DL P | Reviewed this property |
It is really up to you how much time you spend there...and at each individual outlook. Whether or not you do some hiking. My husband, 5 children and I spent 6 hrs there. We stopped at just about every outlook, including... More
12 July 2017|
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Response from mcars302 | Reviewed this property |
The loop is in the park. There is an admission fee, if you have a permit you covered.