Activities along Badlands Loop Road in Badlands, South Dakota - Encircle Photos

Activities along Badlands Loop Road in Badlands, South Dakota

Most of the million-plus annual visitors experience the Badlands Loop Road from behind their windshield. When you need a break, consider having a bite to eat at either the Bigfoot Pass or Conata Picnic Areas. Both offer rudimentary toilet facilities. Adventurous souls have other options. Cycling is popular. The route west to east is mostly downhill. But there are no shuttle services along the way. So, determine in advance how to get back to your car. There are also eight hiking trails to consider. They range from easy to strenuous. Castle Trail is the longest at ten miles round trip. Finally, extend your adventure by camping at either Cedar Pass (96 sites) or Sage Creek (22 sites) Campsites. Need more information? Ask the experts at the Ben Reifel Visitor Center (east end of the North Unit) or the White River Visitor Center (in the South Unit).

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Badlands Loop Road, SD-240, Wall, SD 57790

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