A true monument to the American West, Badlands National Park and its vast landscapes beckon to be explored and looked upon in awe.
No trip to the Badlands is complete without getting acquainted with these cute, quarrelsome, ground-dwelling animals. Badlands National Park is home to countless prairie dogs and dog towns.
Conata Basin is a great spot to get away from the main part of the park and wander off into the Badlands and experience the beauty of it’s solitude.
Just after the Pinnacles entrance station you’ll come upon this awe-inspiring overlook. Here you can gaze out from a cliff at the vast maze of badlands stretching endlessly into the distance.
This is a great overlook to get a true sense of the Northern Great Plains and Badlands National Park. Here you can look out at the ocean of grass stretching into the horizon and listen to the wind rustling in the grass blades.
An oasis of juniper trees in the middle of the Badlands. Cliff Shelf Nature Trail is a spectacular spot to watch the sunset from a high perch or get out of the sun in the heat of the day and cool off under the shade of old juniper trees.