I love the Badlands and will continue to go back every chance I get! There are fossils lying all over the place, which is fun and unusual, and it is one of the few NP that you are allowed to go hiking off the trails – a little scary at first, but you can get away from the people and see some amazing things! I could never live there, but I really enjoy the stark beauty on vacations. The visitor center also has really great information!over 4 years ago
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You can see how this place got it’s name — it seems like it would not sustain any life whatsoever. However, much of it was quite beautiful and we were often surprised by the amount of wildlife that WAS living there. We saw lots of prarie dogs, mule deer and even, as I had hoped, a bighorn sheep. Also, saw in August 2007, a few flowers blooming, but NO water to be seen anywhere. The rock formations are dramatic and some quite colorful. Some of the rock was even yellow colored. I’ll probably edit this post later and add some more detail. Worth visiting, but make sure you have a reliable vehicle:)over 4 years ago
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