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Loop Road

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Badlands National Park, SD
+1 605-433-5361
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The Loop road is worth the Trip !!

I did a lot of research and we believed the Loop road is worth taking. It gives you a different... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Such beautiful country. Everyone should visit this majestic part of our country. So much to see... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sheryl W
Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
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Main route through Badlands National Park.
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Badlands National Park, SD
+1 605-433-5361
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did a lot of research and we believed the Loop road is worth taking. It gives you a different perspective of the Badlands and you should definitely consider using it.

2  Thank DannyWasserman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such beautiful country. Everyone should visit this majestic part of our country. So much to see including wildlife and the landscapes. Bring your camera!!

Thank Sheryl W
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Take the extra time to drive Badlands Loop Road! The scenery is great with a lot of overlooks and wildlife galore. The majority of the wildlife we saw was near the northwest end of Loop Road (west of Yellow Mounds Overlook). It was in this...More

2  Thank TriciaWisconsin
Reviewed 12 December 2017

My Dad and I entered from the west entrance as the sun was going down, that way the sun was to our back as we drove. We got out of the car from time to time at different spots and looked back to see the...More

Thank jjfnj
Reviewed 20 November 2017

We visited Badlands National Park in late October and out of all of the activities we did, this was one of my favorites. The scenery is breathtaking and is so different from any other landscapes I've seen out here in the west. We paid $20...More

Thank KMW5280
Reviewed 14 November 2017

We love the quiet solitude of the Badlands. We never go during vacation season so it is quite peacful.

Thank Cindy T
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Huge, beautiful rock formations left and right, and a few bison and quite some prairie dogs. We spent half a day driving around, admiring the different colours of layers of sediment. There are a few nice stops along the way that allow to get out...More

Thank Flora K
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Great way to spend some time. You can make it as long as you like, just stop at any of several trails to explore along the way.

Thank Ernie L
Reviewed 4 November 2017

I discovered this (many years ago) when we accidentally missed a turnoff on a family road trip when I was in college. So, when I took my own family on a road trip as an adult, we made sure to take this route. It was...More

Thank Lisamarie1138
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We decided to drive the Loop Road through the Badlands on our way out of South Dakota. It took us approximately a little over an hour. We enjoyed the views at the overlooks, but our favorite thing was seeing all the active Prairie Dogs. You...More

Thank Joyflnoise
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1 February 2018|
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Response from luv2ride | Reviewed this property |
Pay the fee, $20 per car for a week isn’t that much - about the cost for lunch for two at any low budget dive. Or if you visit more than 1 park in a year, you could get the $80 annual park pass which is good for more than... More
Jamie D
1 January 2018|
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Response from GFKelly | Reviewed this property |
Take the loop road - a couple hours to really take it all in