Badlands Loop Road: A Slow Drive in Badlands National Park
Posted On 09/25/2021 09:41:32
South Dakota | Badlands National Park | Badlands Loop Road | Cedar Pass Area | Scenic Drives | Hiking | Geology
Areas of land made up of soft, easily eroding rock with no (or very limited) vegetation are known as
"badlands". With characteristics like buttes, hoodoos, pinnacles, spires and steep slopes, the geology
of badlands is often quite unique and difficult to navigate. Located in southwest South Dakota, today's
Badlands National Park is home to nearly 250,000 acres of land open to visitors for hiking and scenic
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Have you ever explored any of the badlands in your home country?
Badlands can actually be found in every country except Antarctica! Badlands Loop Road is the most
popular scenic drive in Badlands National Park. The 27-mile long two-lane paved roadway is, in fact, not a
loop at all. It connects the Northeast Entrance in the east with the western Pinnacles Entrance. With at
least 10 scenic overlooks, picnic areas and the option for off-trail hiking, it is a drive no one should miss!
There are some steep climbs along the road as well as sections with reduced speed limits.