We will be going to Badlands from Custer on Thursday 2nd June 2011, ? via Bear World. We love Indian Tacos so were hoping to get to Cedar Park Lodge for lunch (late 1.30ish).
I believe we can drive via either I90 or Hwy44? From previous posts I have read we should do our hiking either early in the morning or later in the afternoon! I presume this is to miss the heat of the day?
I am planning on hiking all the shorter trails (Door, Window, Notch, Cliff Shelf, Saddle Pass and Fossil) and stopping off at many of the 11 overlooks if time permits. The view from Panorama overlook looks spectacular. Is it feasible to drive any of the Sage Creek Road and turn around before heading to Wall? If we drive via Hwy 44 would we still need to drive Sage Creek Road? Any other recommendations for Indian Tacos in the southwest of SD?
We are continuing onto Deadwood that night. We will have spent 2 days in Custer SP prior to this and are then heading across to YNP and GTNP (8 days).
Thanks for any assistance.