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Painted Canyon Overlook

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND
+1 701-575-4020
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This easy and quick stop is worth it

The visitor center is close to the highway, easy on and off, and worth it for this beautiful view... read more

Reviewed today
Bluemermaid25
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Chicago, Illinois
Beautiful

We only had time for a brief stop, but even on fog and drizzle, Painted Canyon was beautiful!! So... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
oneeb46
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Hager City, Wisconsin
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Begin your visit to the Teddy Roosevelt National Park with a spectacular view of the Badlands, a flat desert landscape broken by petrified wood and rock formations.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“rest stop” (23 reviews)
“painted canyon” (34 reviews)
“rest area” (12 reviews)
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND
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Reviewed today

The visitor center is close to the highway, easy on and off, and worth it for this beautiful view. I liked the experience of hiking the 1 mile loop “nature trail”.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We only had time for a brief stop, but even on fog and drizzle, Painted Canyon was beautiful!! So glad we took the time to stop despite the weather!

Thank oneeb46
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There's no denying the beauty of this overlook, and it has great resources for the history of the region as well. However, I recommend taking one of the two trails from the parking lot and exploring a bit. I took the one that goes down...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I haven't hiked here but I like to stop here on my way to the main entrance of the South Unit. It is a beautiful place to look out over the badlands. The outlook is at exit 32 on I-94. The main entrance of the...More

1  Thank siobhanrlg
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an unscheduled stop for us but a good one. Plenty of parking as you overlook a pretty nice canyon. Great for pictures and it's a preview of what you would see in Roosevelt National Park.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are on a road trip to another destination, this at least gives you a small glimpse of the park, but really, to truly experience the magic of TRNP, at least visit the South Unit if not both units during your time in ND....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a nice place to stop and walk around on our way to Montana. Beautiful views, nice little trail to follow, clean bathrooms.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Painted Canyon Visitor Center has a gift shop, bathrooms, picnic tables, and a great view of the national park! There are trails leading down into the canyon. We did not see any wildlife, but the views were amazing. There is lots of parking and...More

Thank Carrie N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you don’t pull off, you have missed a fantastic view. The canyon is both colorful and large. I did not see buffalo, but they left a few strategic placed bombs. Watch your dog, say one eat some buffalo droppings. There is room to hike...More

Thank JayB1r
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Painted Canyons were amazing and just right from the highway. It was easy to get to. Easy access to just pull in and park at the visitor center. As we were pulling in, buffalo were roaming free right next to our car. Beautiful colors in...More

Thank petlovr67
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