Badlands National Park Sights

Sage Creek Rim Drive

  • Scenic Drive/Tour

Published 01/19/2016

Fodor's Review

This unpaved route near the Pinnacles entrance follows the road less traveled and covers rougher terrain than Badlands Loop Road. Sage Creek Rim Road is completely negotiable by most vehicles, but should be avoided during a thunderstorm when the sudden rush of water may cause flooding. The road follows the northern border of the park for 13 miles, passing at least three overlooks. Only a third of this area is composed of the eroded rocky spires and sharp ridges distinctive to the park. A vast mixed-grass prairie covers the rest. Keep an eye out for free-roaming bison.

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Badlands National Park, South Dakota, 57750, USA


Published 01/19/2016


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