Badlands Loop State Scenic Byway | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota

Badlands Loop State Scenic Byway

  • Badlands Loop State Scenic Byway
Trip Distance: 
38 miles one way or 58 miles loop

The Badlands Loop State Scenic Byway, a 31-mile must-see. Be prepared for an amazing drive through the buttes and cliffs of the multi-colored spires and pinnacles that will make you recognize the Earth's history. The Badlands Park Loop contains numerous great lookout spots, hiking trails, and seasonal events. The region offers fantastic opportunities for photography, paleontology, backcountry camping, and more.


Take in the breathtaking view of the rugged landscape and cut earth by stopping at one of several overlooks.

Unique Formations

Witness the amazing sights of the Yellow Mounds, the Burnt District, and the Notch Trail's breathtaking views in the multi-colored formations.

Summer Festivals

Immerse yourself in the community spirit by attending one of the fantastic summer festival events happening in the area.


Discover the variety of activities that can be experienced in the Badlands, such as hiking, paleontology, horseback riding, bicycling, photography, and the Junior Ranger program.

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