Wednesday, July 31, 2013


July 30, 2013

Welcome to the Badlands National Park.  We arrived early in the morning and it was a pleasant 65 degrees.  We entered through the Pinnacles Entrance just 14 miles from Wall SD.  There is a loop road and we decided this will be our route for the day.

Sage Creek Basin Overlook Area

Roberts Prairie Dog Town Area

Yellow Mounds Overlook Area

Burns Basin Overlook Area

Mountain Goats

Fossil Exhibit Trail Area

 Fossil Trail
Castle Trail - look hard to see it.

Our favorite sign - because we were not pulling our fifth wheel.

Big Badlands Overlook Area


1) Stop by the Ben Reifel Visitor Center
2) Do not eat at the Cedar Pass Lodge restaurant.
3) No dogs on walkways or trails.  However, our dogs loved looking at the prairie dogs, goats and cows from the truck.  They were allowed out of the car in the parking lot of the visitor center.

1 comment:

  1. The Badlands photos are beautiful. We can't wait to see them for ourselves.Love the prairie dog pics, they're so adorable. Thanks for the dog tip. I'll make a note of it.