Badlands National Park, South Dakota
Badlands National Park has something for everyone. If you have a family, you can attend a Junior Ranger Program and hike Fossil Exhibit Trail, an excellent place for kids to explore. For the more experienced hikers, Check out a social trail and camp for the night in the backcountry. Or, if you’re looking for some relaxation, drive the Badlands Loop Road and keep an eye out for some wildlife.
The wildlife thrives in the park’s 244,000 acres and can usually be seen while hiking, camping, and traveling the Badlands Scenic Byway. The striking South Dakota landscape possesses a maze of canyons, pinnacles, and spires. Skeletons of saber-toothed cats and three-toed horses are among the many fossilized species found.
The rugged terrain was formed through soil erosion. Badlands National Park is unique in that the soil there has somehow managed to grow green grass and populate these newly formed lands with various inhabitants. It is a must-see for any traveler!
You’ll want to gorge yourself on this next park…..