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Designation: North Dakota State Scenic Byway
Length, One-Way: 29 Miles (48.33 Kilometers)

General Information

Description - The Killdeer byway is alleged to be the most scenic byway in western North Dakota. Called 'Mako shika' ('where the land breaks') by the Sioux, this land dips through the rugged Killdeer Mountains. The land has been sculpted into curious formations by wind, water, and sand. This is some of the North Dakota's most remarkable scenery. Additional Badlands splendor can be found in Little Missouri State Park. Most of this primitive park is only accessible by foot or horse. Backpacking and horseriding on the park's 30 miles of trails is wildly popular.

Attractions - The Killdeer Byway is known for it's Historical, Natural, Recreational and Scenic Attractions.

Directions from : This byway is located in the west-central part of the state. Take North Dakota Highway 22 north from Killdeer to the McKenzie County Line.

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Contact Information:
Killdeer Byway , , , , Phone: 701-764-5295

Additional Information:
North Dakota Scenic Byways - North Dakota's Scenic Byway Program includes four byways and two backways which explore scenic, natural, cultural, archaeological, and recreational areas throughout the state.

Scenic Byways Homepage - National Scenic Byways official web site with detailed info on all national and state byways.


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