Pinnacles Overlook is the first stop when starting at the west end of the Badlands Loop Road eight miles south of Wall, SD. There are two reasons for the overlook’s name. First, this is the highest point of your drive at 3,625 feet. The elevation provides a panorama of sweeping landscape below your feet. Second, rock formations like these resemble pinnacles of Gothic architecture. You will also admire a collage of striped ridges and ragged ravines spreading across the vast south and west areas of the Badlands Wilderness.