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Badlands National Park Travel Guide

Badlands National Park Sports & Activities

Uncover sports & activities in Badlands National Park with our insider's guide.

Air Tours

Black Hills Balloons. Based in Custer, Black Hills Balloons provides amazing bird's-eye views of some of the Black Hills' most picturesque...


Bicycles are permitted only on designated roads, which may be paved or unpaved. They are prohibited from closed roads, trails, and the backcountry...


Especially around sunset, get set to watch the badlands come to life. More than 215 bird species have been recorded in the area, including herons...


The isolation and otherworldliness of the badlands are best appreciated with a walk through them. Take time to examine the dusty rock beneath...

Horseback Riding

The park has one of the largest and most beautiful territories in the state in which to ride a horse. Riding is allowed in most of the park...



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