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Prairie dogs, bison and sheep

We were lucky enough to see them all. Follow this gravel road out, especially just before dusk to... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
sporty1823
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Awesome trip for a first timer

Recently rode the Badlands on my Harley with a friend. Such a change of geography from Wisconsin... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2018
Cynthia S
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

I'm not sure if this counts but we drove the Sage Creek Road. The first 5 miles or so are a washboard at best but then it settles down. There are several overlooks and we also saw some bison.

Thank Gregory W
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

We enjoyed this as much or more than the loop road. Gorgeous views and off the beaten path so less people. Herd of 100 bison off the road and lots of prairie dogs.

Thank Gina A
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is a dirt road and either a 4x4, truck or study vehicle is recommended. Very nice lookout views of landscape and wildlife. This road is closed during the night.

Thank Sam K
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is a place where many people will not visit because of the unpaved road. To reach this start from Keystone and take 44 and then Sage creek road. Less crowds and a lot of buffalos. Since it is unpaved you need to drive carefully. As usual you will see unusual formation of badlands topography.

Thank PNRao
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

The overlooks along Hwy 240 are usually packed, unless you're there quite early in the AM. However, there is an unpaved road to the west of Pinnacle's Overlook. You can see it as a solid black line on the map you get when you enter the park. Take this road to hit a few overlooks which give you a mix of Badlands and Grassland vistas, but without any of the crowds. It's perfect for amateur photographers looking to take shots without the throngs of people. Also, we say a lot more wildlife along this unpaved road than we did along Hwy 240 / loop road.

This review is of the Sage Creek Overlook, which is in the Wilderness Area, but no the only thing to do there. There are trails and campsites that we saw but did not visit because of the afternoon heat in July.

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