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We walked this place regularly a few years back while working in Lubbock. Upon return, we were surprised by the decline in the population of prairie dogs which is not that big of a deal. The big deal is the extremely dangerous deterioration of the...More
The prairie dogs were out in full force when we drove up but we couldn't get close enough to them to get pictures because they ran down their holes as we approached. It was fun to try though. Maybe if we had more time to...More
Our family took us here while we were in town visiting. These little furballs were so cute! The only thing that separates you from them is a little wall so you're able to toss food to them. Some are a bit tamer and will take...More
This place was started in an attempt to pervent what had been a very common animal from going extint because of a poison program by the US Government. They are completely unafraid of people so you can watch them interact and get great pictures. There...More
we are going to drive through the Badlands during our September trip to South Dakota. We will be driving on "90" and gertting off at exit 131.We want to see the Prairie Dog Town And the Sage Creek Basin Overlook. We were wondering if we should continue on Sage Creek Road to"44" and then onto Rapid City--is there any scenic value to the drive or should we head back and go to Wall via "502" to "590" or go straight back to "240" and then onto Wall. We want to see as much of the Badlands as...More
April 19, 2011|
Here's a link to a recent post that's very similar to your inquiry: tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g143012-i4033-k436… The one person said they drove the road in a mini van but didn't have problems. However, I agree I'd be cautious with weather. Here's another recent post that could provide some helpful info: tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g60908-i2341-k4385… You will have plenty of time to see the area since you won't be hiking. Have a great trip.
BNP trip questions..... (2 Replies)
We will be staying at CSP in June and spending one day at BNP. My plan was to enter at the Interior Entrance and go to the Visitor Center first (we will be there the day they are having "Discover the Badlands", then up to Notch Trail, Window Trail and Door Trail, back down to Badlands Loop Road, on to Roberts Prairie Dog Town and then to Wall. My questions are: 1. Am I back tracking too much starting at the Interior Entrance? 2. After visiting Robert Prairie Dog Town should we take 502...More
May 10, 2018|
The distance from the Ben Reifel Visitor Center to the trailhead for the Window/Door/Notch trails is a couple of miles. So you are really only adding those 2 extra miles if you start at the Interior Entrance, go to Visitor Center, drive up to the trailhead and then back down to the Loop Road as opposed to entering from the Northeast Entrance and driving down to the trailhead and then to the Visitor Center.
Sage Creek Road doable with a normal car? (3 Replies)
Hi there, I have another question for the destination experts: We will be visiting Badlands NP in September this year and were planning to drive part of the Sage Creek Road. As this road seems to be a gravel road, I wonderd whether we need a SUV with high clearance for this stretch of road or whether it is doable to drive it with a normal low clearance car? By the way we don't plan to drive the whole Sage Creek Road but only about the first 5 miles between the junction with the Badlands Loop...More
April 02, 2011|
We have traveled Sage Creek Road in a SUV and I believe a normal car would have no problem either.