COMPLETE Guide To Exploring Badlands National Park 

Nestled in South Dakota, Badlands National Park harbors grass prairies amid surreal layered spires, buttes, and canyons.

It is located about 75 miles east of Rapid City, South Dakota.

Visitors regularly spot bison, bighorn sheep, and prairie dogs in the Badlands.

The cost to enter the park is $30 per car, $25 per motorcycle, and $15 on foot or bicycle. Your pass is valid for seven consecutive days.

You are permitted to hike off-trail. It is a unique opportunity to gain close views of geological formations.

Driving Badlands Loop Road is one of the park’s most popular activities. The scenic drive snakes through the park’s heart for 30 miles.

This national park receives about 1 million visitors annually.

The good news is that Badlands is simple to navigate. It contains two primary roads.

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