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Designation: South Dakota State Scenic Byway
Fees: Badlands National Park is a U.S. Federal fee area.
Length, One-Way: 31 Miles (51.67 Kilometers)

General Information

Description - In addition to carved steep canyons and high cliffs, Badlands National Park is also home to the largest and most complete example of mixed-grass prairie preserved by the National Park Service. As the byway follows the natural contours of the Badlands escarpment, it also weaves in and out of the native grasslands complete with hundreds of species of plants and animals. Authorized by Congress in 1929, Badlands National Monument was established to preserve the scenery, to protect the fossils and wildlife, and to conserve the mixed-grass prairie. Today, Badlands Loop Scenic Byway comprises 31.5 miles of roadway and along it are fourteen designated overlooks allowing visitors to stop and appreciate the view.

Attractions - The Badlands Loop Scenic Byway is known for it's Cultural, Natural and Scenic Attractions.

Directions from : Badlands Loop Scenic Byway comprises 31.5 miles of roadway within Badlands National Monument, in southwestern South Dakota.

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Additional Information:
South Dakota Scenic Byways - South Dakota offers national, state and National Forest designated byways which include Badlands Loop, Peter Norbeck, Spearfish Canyon, The Native American and Wildlife Loop Road.

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


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